THE PLAN TO DESTROY CHRISTIANITY
In the 45 PLANKS OF THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO, number 27 shows their plan to destroy Christianity.
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch."
(Google: 45 Planks of the Communist Manifesto)
Throughout the civilized world today there are Christian CHURCHES ON EVERY STREET CORNER. At the same time there is a decline in morality and an open rejection of the Bible.
CHRISTIANITY HAS MANY MORTAL ENEMIES
Ever since Jesus Christ was crucified, some horrific tactics have been used to try to stamp out Christianity. His Apostles were tortured and killed. His followers were thrown to the lions in the Coliseums and worse. During "The Inquisition" of the Middle Ages, the Roman Church tortured and killed millions of Christians because they would not join them. Over the centuries the Bible has been banned and burned. Many nations still ban the Holy Bible and forbid Christians to try to make converts under the threat of imprisonment, or even death.
SECULAR TELEVISION AND THE BIBLE
There are many television series about the Bible whose obvious purpose is to explain away the miracles of the Bible and to make it appear as a fictitious book and not the literal Word of God.
SATAN HAS MANY MASKS
Satan is a deceiver. He comes with many different masks: atheism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Communism, public educational institutions, Hollywood and the New Age to name just a few. He even comes in many forms of Christianity to stealthily inject his beliefs. The arena where he is the most skillful and effective is working inside the Church.
IF I WERE THE DEVIL THIS IS WHAT
I WOULD DO TO DESTROY CHRISTIANITY
I would INFILTRATE it with my smartest, most charismatic and gifted men and women. I would slowly bring them up the ladder into leadership in Christianity by supplying them with plenty of money and exposure. Then I would have them dumb down Christians and seduce them to trust religious authorities and church traditions above the Bible. I would exploit the Biblical truth of revelation.
If I were the devil,
I would use THE TACTIC OF CAMOUFLAGE. Modern warriors dress in camouflage uniforms to blend into the environment so that they will BECOME INVISIBLE to their foes. In wartime, it is not uncommon for one enemy to steal the uniforms of his enemy to do his deadliest destruction from within. Spies often sit in sleeper cells as moles for even decades until the time they are activated. No one ever suspects them.
This is exactly what has happened in Christianity today!
*II Corinthians 11:13-15 "For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the Apostles of Christ..."And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light... Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness."
If I were the devil,
I would promote "CHRISTIAN" CULTS. The sensational stories of the Jonestown massacre, the Branch Davidian's of Waco, Texas, the Heaven's Gate suicides out of San Diego, California, The Mbarara, Uganda mass suicide/murders, and other horrific cult activities all over the world have one thing in common. They all used the Bible in one way or another to prop up their demonically inspired murderous activities — destroying the credibility of Christianity.
If I were the devil,
I would DILUTE CHRISTIANITY discretely, slowly and methodically, so as not to arouse alarm. I would do this IN THE NAME OF LOVE, saying that this will make Christianity A MORE INCLUSIVE RELIGION. THE SYMBOLS and DOCTRINES OF BAAL and PAGANISM would stealthily be introduced into Christianity unobstructed. Christianity would then IMPLODE, and slowly start DESTROYING ITSELF FROM WITHIN, and few would ever understand why.
If I were the devil,
I would SEDUCE CHRISTIANS INTO BEING TOLERANT of other doctrines and religions. I would make it politically incorrect to preach against sin or about heaven and hell or even infer that Christ was the only way for salvation. I would make it a virtual sin for anyone to be dogmatic about doctrine.
If I were the devil,
I would do everything I could to DESTROY FAITH IN THE BIBLE AS THE INFALLIBLE WORD OF GOD. The authority of the faith would now be each denomination, individual minister, and prophet. Now, nothing taught could be questioned.
SEMINARIES AND BIBLE SCHOOLS
If I were the devil,
I would take over Seminaries and Bible Schools that train Christian preachers, and in them, I would incessantly attack the accuracy of the Bible.
This is exactly what has happened! If one goes to a Lutheran seminary, he comes out believing Lutheran doctrine; Presbyterian seminary, Presbyterian doctrine; Catholic seminary, Catholic doctrine; etc. NO TWO CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS BELIEVE THE SAME THING. If I were the devil,
I would promote the MISUSE OF GREEK AND HEBREW. If I were the devil, I WOULD REDEFINE KEY WORDS IN CHRISTIANITY.
*Isaiah 5:20-21 "Woe unto them that CALL EVIL GOOD, AND GOOD EVIL; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!"
*Romans 1:25 "They CHANGED THE TRUTH INTO A LIE."
Those who re-define the words of the Bible often fight against tradition. We know Jesus taught against the traditions of men. But what they often do, in the name of fighting tradition, is to CLASSIFY THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS AS TRADITION. What they are really doing is classifying the Bible
as "traditional Christianity". They are always saying THAT GOD IS DOING A NEW THING.
*Matthew 24:24 "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall DECEIVE THE VERY ELECT".
*Acts 17:30 "And the times of this IGNORANCE God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:"
Today, in many arenas of Christianity there is often more hype than substance.
If I were the devil,
I WOULD SELL THE IDEA THAT CHRISTIANS SHOULD ACCEPT WHAT THEIR CHURCH OR PREACHER TELLS THEM WITHOUT QUESTION.
Most people, unknowingly, are systematically programmed not to think
for themselves. In some religious circles today, in reality, it is a sin to think.
Christianity as a whole has been misrepresented
so much that it is on the verge of collapsing. Its original teachings have nearly become lost. Christians by nature are forgiving, innocent, loving, and na´ve people.
*Acts 17:22 "Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' Hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are TOO SUPERSTITIOUS."
We need to respect and honor ministers, but not at the expense of never questioning their teachings and activities in relation to what the Bible teaches.
A MULTI-DOCTRINAL CHRISTIANITY HAS EVOLVED
If I were the devil,
I WOULD INFILTRATE CHRISTIAN TV, RADIO, AND BOOK STORES. Today every doctrine is given equal time
in the name of love for the alleged purpose of unifying the church.
After listening to most "Christian" radio and television stations all day long, listeners become completely confused
and eventually turned off to Christianity.
Some prominent Christian leaders threaten curses on anyone who would dare disagree with them. That is a form of terrorism. Because they have access to the masses, it is very difficult to challenge them. They have a thing going, a money machine
that they are very serious about protecting.
CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORES by and large are no different.
If I were the devil,
I would promote A PERVERTED UNITY inside Christianity! I would do this by using THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT to compromise
in the quest for unity, "doctrine is not important just as long as we believe in Jesus."
The most sinister tactic I would use is a call for THE UNIFICATION OF CHRISTIANITY around Jesus Christ, but would demand that each faction be tolerant and respectful
of each other's peculiar doctrines.
How is it possible to be one with those who disagree openly with so much of the Bible?
The ministers and denominations that reject the basic doctrines of the Bible are not truly Christian.
*2 John 9-11 is a very sobering scripture. "Whosoever transgresses, and ABIDES NOT IN THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST, HATH NOT GOD.
The evolution of this multi-doctrinal
Christianity has produced tremendous confusion
! THIS IS THE MAIN ISSUE THAT IS KEEPING PEOPLE FROM ACCEPTING CHRIST.
If I were the devil,
and couldn't stop Christianity directly, by force, what would I do? I WOULD CORRUPT, TWIST, CONFUSE, AND PERVERT THE TEACHINGS OF CHRIST
until no two Christian denominations taught the same thing.
If I were the devil,
under the guise of LIBERTY, I would insist that "everyone can interpret the Bible as he sees fit," and would make Christianity a doctrinal free-for-all
until it became intellectually laughable
and a farce.
*Paul said in 2 Timothy 4:3-4, "For the time will come when THEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having ITCHING EARS; and they shall TURN AWAY THEIR EARS FROM THE TRUTH, AND SHALL BE TURNED UNTO FABLES."
Contrary to MODERN "HIP-HOP" CHRISTIANITY and theological opinion, IT IS CRITICAL TO HAVE SOUND BIBLE DOCTRINE!
The practice of tolerating all kinds of contradictory doctrine has corrupted the faith.
MANY IN THE MINISTRY HAVE WRONG MOTIVES.
Many denominations and preachers are making a business out of Christianity, diverting the money
away from doing the real work of Christ.
Satan TARGETS PREACHERS AND CHRISTIANS who are hungry for power and recognition. They become SENSATIONALISTS and use psychology and emotional hype to seduce God's people. Often, they seem more anointed than the real anointed servants of God. They are religious professionals.
They are COPY CAT PREACHERS faking the anointing.
To choose money, popularity, or social standing over truth, or to profit from the Gospel work by compromising the truth, puts one in the same category as a prostitute.
Professional psychologists and marketing agents are often employed by churches and ministries to raise funds for them. Many in today's Christianity have become MEN PLEASERS more than PLEASERS OF GOD. They preach what people want to hear more than what they need to hear. We must be true to God and to ourselves. This is not man's church, it is God's!
*I Peter 4:17..."judgment begins at the house of God."
If I were the devil, and wanted to destroy Christianity, I would INFILTRATE the CHRISTIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY, mixing it with the world's sound and water it down with a "soft" Christian message so that even the words can be taken as Christian or secular.
The church has learned to COPY THE WORLD and provide Christian entertainment and pass it off as worship.
THE LINE OF DIFFERENCE HAS BEEN OBSCURED.
If I were the devil,
and if nothing else worked, I would PROMOTE people "ACCEPTING JESUS", BUT THEN have them REJECT HIS WORD.
*Jesus said in Mark 8:37-38 "What shall a man give in exchange for his soul? WHOSOEVER SHALL BE ASHAMED OF ME AND MY WORDS in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him also shall THE SON OF MAN BE ASHAMED."
If I were the devil, I would promote the concept that church traditions SUPERCEDE THE BIBLE in matters of faith.
We must remember that the Bible is LIKE A PUZZLE. It is not contradictory as many would say. It takes all the pieces put together to see the whole picture. To get the Biblical truth on a subject, look up all the scriptures in the Bible on that topic. WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CHOOSE WHICH SCRIPTURES WE WILL BELIEVE AND WHICH ONES WE WON'T.
*Luke 4:4 "And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but BY EVERY WORD OF GOD."
A NEW CHRISTIANITY
A "New Christianity" has emerged that does NOT represent the actual teachings and spirit of the early church or of Christ Himself. Much of what is being expressed today as "Christianity" is COUNTERFEIT or a forgery, that is, something that is made to IMITATE and pass as genuine when it is actually not. PSYCHOLOGY
, which basically teaches the opposite of the Bible, is preached from Christian pulpits instead of the Bible.
Just a few scriptures are thrown in to disguise it and Christianize it.
THE BIBLE AND CHRIST'S NAME HAVE BEEN ABUSED
Nothing has been used
and abused more than the Bible and the name
of Jesus. This work is an intellectual analysis of the state of Christianity today. Dare to be open minded and take a fresh unbiased look at the issue of the assault on Biblical truth.
No one will be ever able to manipulate or intimidate you again!
GOD COMMANDED ISRAEL NOT TO MIX WITH BELIEVERS OF BAAL
The Israelites always believed they could live among the pagans and interact with their society and not be affected by it. History shows that this has never worked.
*Exodus 34:15-16 "Lest thou MAKE A COVENANT WITH THE INHABITANTS OF THE LAND, and they GO A WHORING AFTER THEIR GODS, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice; And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters GO A WHORING AFTER THEIR GODS, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods."
How can a child of God tune in to Baal radio and television stations focusing on adultery, lying, cheating, and violence and not be corrupted by it?
Today most Christians feel no discomfort to tune in to the pagans' programming. This is defiling God's people. It is impossible not to be affected by it. This is mixing Christ with Baal and will pollute the most devout Christian. Now, it is often difficult to differentiate between the pagans and the Christians. They look alike, think alike, talk alike, and act alike.
*Psalm 106:35 They "MINGLED WITH THE HEATHEN, AND LEARNED THEIR WORKS."
This downward evolution in Christianity is exactly what happened to the Israelites when they got involved with the people of Baal.
TRUTH IS CONFRONTATIONAL
*Galatians 4:16-17 says, "AM I THEREFORE BECOME YOUR ENEMY BECAUSE I TELL YOU THE TRUTH? They zealously affect you, but not well, they would exclude you that you might affect them".
*Romans 10:2 "For I bear them record that they HAVE A ZEAL OF GOD, BUT NOT ACCORDING TO KNOWLEDGE." Zeal without knowledge is very damaging to the work of God on the earth.
*2 Timothy 3:7-8 "EVER LEARNING, AND NEVER ABLE TO COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also RESIST THE TRUTH: MEN OF CORRUPT MINDS, REPROBATE CONCERNING THE FAITH."
*Romans 16:17-18 "Now I beseech you brethren, MARK THEM which cause divisions and offenses CONTRARY TO THE DOCTRINE which ye have learned; and AVOID THEM. For they that are SUCH SERVE NOT OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, but their own belly; and BY GOOD WORDS AND FAIR SPEECHES DECEIVE THE HEARTS OF THE SIMPLE."
We must be cognizant that paganism isn't found just where there are grass huts.
PAGANISM CAN COME IN THE MIDST OF CULTURE, WEALTH, FINE ARCHITECTURE, THE ARTS, AND ADVANCED EDUCATION. The same violence, brutality towards man, and morality exists today as in undeveloped primitive societies.
BORN INTO RELIGIONS
Most people are Muslim, Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist, Protestant, Pentecostal, or atheist because that is what they were born into or because a certain church was located near their house.
If one is born into a religion, denomination, or culture, he normally subconsciously accepts everything he is taught. If one does not accept what he is taught willingly, most of the time he is pressured into adhering to it. The consequences are too great to step out of line from the group.
The threat of loss of job, social status, being an outcast of the family, or even death can be the sentence for daring to be different. This Spirit of Intimidation
to conform to the group is the main reason people stay in religions or churches that do not line up with the Bible. THE FEAR OF BEING OSTRACIZED OR BOYCOTTED controls
most people's decisions rather than being honest with one's self about doing what is right. Social and financial concerns take priority over truth for most people. Another reason many people make this choice is that THEY ARE AFRAID OF BEING ALONE.
FEW PEOPLE QUESTION
Few people are strong enough to dare question
what they are told as fact. All of us have been told what to think. Repetition is the biggest determination factor.
DARE TO THINK FOR YOURSELF
Most people, believe what they believe, because their grandmother, mother, church, school, or community has always believed that way. I challenge you to be a free and independent thinker.
Remove the rose colored glasses of your religion, denomination or preacher, so you can objectively evaluate things.
A STRONG DELUSION
*2 Thessalonians 2:9-12..."Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them STRONG DELUSION, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
CHRISTIANITY IN PERIL
THERE IS A GREAT CHASM BETWEEN WHAT MANY CALL CHRISTIANITY AND WHAT THE BIBLE ACTUALLY TEACHES. MOST PEOPLE DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH JESUS. THEY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE ORGANIZED CHURCH, PREACHERS and PRIESTS.
BAAL IS TAKING OVER
Today we are living in a Baal society, morally and ideologically. The pagans are getting bolder by the day and society is becoming more depraved. God's people have become so desensitized
to the gross wickedness and the lies that are being skillfully sold to us, that they can hardly see anything wrong, and if they do, they are afraid to say anything because no one will listen. Nations are changing rapidly from what they were in the past, and are sliding back into full blown paganism.
The church has learned to blend in with the most pagan of societies wanting only to survive. Today most of Christianity hardly makes a ripple. OUR GOSPEL IS NO LONGER OFFENSIVE TO THE PAGANS.
A NEW WORLD RELIGION IS COMING
Looking at the big picture, Christianity has become a confused mess. Many now perceive Christians as weak and emotionally unstable. There is a major international movement to blame Christians for the problems of the world.
The One World movement's objectives are very clear,
not only of blending the world economies into one, but also of merging all religions together with secularism into a new One World religion, THE RELIGION OF THE STATE.
Government officials are now taking the church's place regarding setting the standard of values and of defining good and evil.
AN OBJECTIVE LOOK AT TRUE CHRISTIANITY
Tens of millions of people who used to go to church have stopped going because of many absurd things that are being taught and done in Christ's name.
Personally, based on a lot of what has been seen and heard, I believe many of these people have legitimate complaints. OF COURSE THERE ARE MANY WONDERFUL CHURCHES AND PASTORS, AND THE GOOD SHOULD NOT BE THROWN OUT WITH THE BAD.
CHRISTIANITY HAS CHANGED
Much of Christianity has gone through a metamorphosis throughout the centuries and has evolved into something much different
>than what Christ lived and preached. It has a different agenda, a different doctrine and a different spirit
than Jesus had. It has been recognized by many of Christianity's critics that no other RELIGION HAS CHANGED SO MUCH,
is so divergent, and has taken on so many aberrations, denominations and cults as Christianity. No religion has as many churches yet is so diverse in doctrine and practice.
Most of what is preached in many circles today is nothing more than pop-psychology. The services are success, motivational and financial seminars with a few scriptures thrown in.
There is practically no preaching against sin or messages on heaven, hell or eternity. It is an upbeat Gospel targeting yuppies. This is not to say that success, finances, or encouraging messages cannot be preached. The Bible has a lot to say about being successful in this life. But THE MINOR HAS BEEN MAJORED ON and THE MAJOR ISSUES of the Bible about where people will spend eternity and living a godly life, are HARDLY MENTIONED.
IT IS TIME TO HONESTLY SEEK FOR TRUTH
It is amazing that many people really don't care if something is true or not. All they care about is making more money and having more pleasure. Most people are just thinking about WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME, AND CAN I GET IT RIGHT NOW.
WHAT IS TRUTH?
How can one find it? Today, with all the doctrines and teachings, Biblical truth has become
irrelevant in much of Christianity as a whole. What a denomination or preacher considers as right or wrong most of the time supercedes what the Bible declares as truth in people's mind.
*John 17:17 "THY WORD IS TRUTH."
*Mark 12:32 "Master, thou hast THE TRUTH."
WITHOUT TRUTH, ONE DOES NOT HAVE GOD!
*Jeremiah 7:28 "TRUTH IS PERISHED."
UNLESS WE TAKE A SERIOUS LOOK at this issue, TRUE BIBLE CHRISTIANITY COULD BE LOST FOREVER.
DO NOT BE GULLIBLE
*Genesis 27:35 "THY BROTHER CAME with SUBTLETY, and HATH TAKEN AWAY THY BLESSING."
In reality there are only two categories of people: Those who really believe the Bible, and those who really don't: BELIEVERS AND UNBELIEVERS.
*Jude 3 "Contending for the faith that once was delivered to the saints."
*Philippians 1:17 "I am set for the defense of the gospel."
DO NOT HAVE "BLIND" FAITH!
We must not be mindless people who blindly accept what we are told,
whether it be through a family member, religious leader, prophet, politician, school, professor, news media, or whatever without weighing and analyzing it for ourselves. We must learn to investigate thoroughly and think deeply. It's your life, your soul. YOU HAVE TO GET IT RIGHT! You alone are responsible for the decisions you make, and what you decide to believe and what you decide not to believe.
*John 3:12 "If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?'
DARE TO THINK AND ANALYZE
Most religious leaders want you to accept what they teach without question. That is not what the Bible teaches.
*Hebrews 5:14 says, "But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by REASON OF THEIR SENSES (touch, taste, feel, smell, and hear), exercised to DISCERN BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL." Dare to be open minded, dare to USE YOUR GOD-GIVEN MIND, and THINK.
IT IS AN IDEOLOGICAL WAR
This is an ideological war. There are really only two ideologies in the world today, Satan's and God's.
These are also known as THE DOCTRINES OF BAAL AND THE DOCTRINES OF CHRIST. Today, in the name of modernizing Christianity, it is being changed to line up with the pagan's doctrines and practices so it will be relevant and accepted in this paganized society. We see that the world is heading for judgment. The antichrist is coming. The paganized church is positioning itself to survive and thrive under the Antichrist's regime.
*Psalms 11:3 "IF THE FOUNDATIONS BE DESTROYED, what can the righteous do?"
Note: This article is Chapter 1 from my book "The Paganization of Christianity" which can be ordered online: www.lorendavis.com