Any nation that vacates GOD’s commandments, by default, will become more ungodly and more evil. WE hold these truths to be self-evident in a nation wherein “In God We Trust” has become a mere creed on the money upon which it is printed. Yet, IF you have not read the entire Holy Bible at least seven times, then you may be spiritually blind, relative to other Christians who have done so. Unlike many devout Middle Eastern Jews and Muslims who have committed the Torah and the Koran to memory, why are countless Christians here in the United States Biblically illiterate? For example, when questioned regarding what GOD’s Word says about abortion, child molestation, adultery, feminism, lesbianism, female pastors, fornication, homosexuality, masturbation, incest, bestiality, etc., many Christians will proffer erroneous opinions or misinterpretations of the Bible without having have read it. Thus, in this Age of a Great Falling Away, countless ministries across our nation are both popular and apostate. Yet, akin to Little Red Riding Hood, many church folks are too blind to see the wolf in sheep’s clothing standing in their pulpit. As geo-political events draw us all closer to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, let us Christians keep our vessels prepared and refrain from becoming like unto the five foolish virgins. As the Bible admonishes mankind, study to show thyself approved a workman unto God who needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Did not Jesus, Himself, also warn mammon that many would be fooled in the Last Days by “false prophets” and “false christs”? In a nation wherein the GLBT agenda aggressively supplants Biblical standards for marriage and morality, did former Pres. Obama fully describe to the American people the correlation between homosexuality and pederasty or sodomy and AIDS? Explain. Inconsequential to whether you consider yourself or someone you love to be heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual, participation in VICE’s ministry of sexual healing promises to be more transparent and more thorough than the sermons of your pastor or priest…assuming that they delve into the subject. Yet, IF members of the clergy are seminary graduates, then how does one explain the blatant acquiescence to heresy within many churches? Explain. Is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that spiritual wickedness sits in high places in both the Catholic and the Protestant Church? Explain. Ergo, rather than proselytizing, Victory In Christ Ensemble is a unique expose of politics, religion, and sexuality committed to challenging Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and even agnostic members of our book club to study the Scriptures and to READ enlightening books. Decide for yourself whether or not the Carpenter’s Son with hair like wool, indeed, is the Messiah who came to save mankind from our sins. Obviously, both wheat and tares will grow up together until Judgment Day. Therefore, let each of us get right with God or get ready to burn in the lake…and I don’t mean Lake Titicaca. Stated differently, Hell will be sufficiently hot for everyone who has earned their right to spend eternity therein. Ergo, now is the time for real Christians to put on the whole armor of GOD in order to resist the Devil and his army of sentinels and enemy agents. Ever since the Garden of Eden, it has been their agenda, by any means necessary, to steal, to kill, and to destroy Morpheus, Neo, Trinity, and the chosen few who have unplugged from the Matrix. Since no man can serve two masters…will you swallow the red pill or the blue pill? Explain.
And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. And when He was come out of the ship, immediately there met Him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped Him, And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. For He said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit. And He asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, my name is Legion: for we are many. And he besought him much that He would not send them away out of the country. Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding. And all the devils besought Him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea. And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done. And they come to Jesus, and see Him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine. And they began to pray Him to depart out of their coasts.
[Mark 5:1 – 17]
“And there appeared a great wonder in Heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in Heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of Heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to His throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. And there was war in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in Heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in Heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye Heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
[Revelation 12:1 – 17]
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as men pleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God; And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
[Colossians 3:1 – 25]
First, I must apologize for the profanity or foul language in that last clip. Yet, one of the most important LIFE LESSONS any one of us can learn is how to think with our intelligence rather than with our emotions. For example, IF one thinks that virtually all people in any identity group, i.e., Asians, Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Jews, Muslims, Christians, etc., are good or evil, then social engineers have accomplished their mission. Antithetically, IF one reads or conducts research to discover the FACTS on any issue, then the results of such critical thinking will show how television, movies, magazines, books, sermons, lectures, and blogs, etc., work in tandem to control our minds and to elicit myriad programmed behaviors. These behaviors can be either self-affirming or self-destructive. For example, some educators forbid their children to watch television or to play video games on school nights in order to ameliorate their academic performance. Beyond selling drugs or other crimes inveterately associated with minority communities, three legal, yet, self-destructive illustrations of this principle at work are: (1) teen pregnancy, (2) sagging pants showing posterior cleavage in public, and (3) coveting the pipe dream of NFL or NBA fortune and fame. WE can’t fix it IF we can’t face it, inconsequential to whatever “it” is. Stated differently, whenever “they” ring the bell, do “we” gleefully come running with our tails wagging? Is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that any spiritually blind, uneducated citizenry will become an Orwellian society of proles — without even realizing it? Explain. Thus, ignorance is bliss….or is it?