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The Monkey Business of Religion

 

Rock Ape at the Rock of Gibraltar

Monkey Business

Dear Readers,

The secular video (not produced by Christians), link below, exposes how easy it is to defraud Christians; whereby, they will follow fraudulent, charismatic, faith healers. Of course, this is why we all must study the Word of God, cover to cover, to reveal ourselves approved unto God.

Any pastor who is about money—getting rich, justifying sin, is a false prophet. Many of these people in the charismatic movement have affairs, various marriages, and even partake in homosexuality; yet, they are still treated as gods. They tell falsehoods to deny their adulterous ways; yet, are still embraced and uplifted as good pastors when proven to be lying adulterers; their sins finding them out.

Few believers expose concern when televangelists and various famed church leaders steal money from the poor with swindling, monetary promises. Though, the deceived, desire to be deceived, lusting after quick money without having to earn it.

I know a family who has been waiting over 25 years for their pot of gold promised by their Baptist pastor for their faithful tithing. Is it any wonder, they display significant regression, not progression, in their walk and in Bible knowledge? However, in the book of James, God condemns those who desire to be rich, while uplifting the godly poor Christians who are rich in faith.

James 5:1-3: Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten. Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure!

James 2:5-6a  Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him? But you have dishonored the poor man …

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No rich Christian is superior to a poor Christian. There is no partiality with God and the poor are blessed of God.

Those who suffer persecution and are impoverished will receive heavenly rewards, as presented with the church of Smyrna. (Revelation chapter 2)

Many leaders of this get-rich-fast movement proclaim one false doctrine after another and they get away with it because Christians do not study the Bible verse by verse, completely through. They too are ungrateful for what the LORD God has already provided.

The video (link below) though secular, exposes how tares can seem so Christian … godless men and women who lead in churches, and before their televised audiences, simply for fame and prestige, educated in all the right words to spout to deceive, owning no idea of what it is to be washed clean in the blood of Jesus Christ and made into a new creature of righteousness through the Holy Spirit’s power.

These phonies practice before a mirror to sound born again, using born again terminologies, saying a verse here and there out of context. All this trickery enables them to rack in millions through the gullible who do not know their Bibles.

I watched a recording of a man, no way born again, who sounded totally like a godly, spirit-filled preacher through dedicated practice. One con-pastor spoke how he started practicing as a teenager to get to the place of pretending to be a preacher, all in the name of deception, and racked in bags of cash from the unsuspecting.

These charismatic charlatans know how to pretend to heal, even inserting a listening device in the ear to learn from his fellow deceivers (ushers) who thoroughly question the physically hurting people brought forward. The ushers then relay to the healer’s ear device, the name of the person, where they live and the abnormality without the person knowing. This leaves the physically-plagued one in amazement of the healers all-knowing powers, thus putting their faith in the healer to heal. Not till the adrenaline and excitement are dissipated, hours later, do they realize they were not cured. When they question, they are told they did not have enough faith. It is their fault they were not permanently healed.

This is why we must test the spirits to see if they stand on Scripture, from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21 with no additions or subtractions.

(One thing, I will add in comment to the video, how sad this young girl had to suffer rejection in a Bible-Believing church until she could prove she owned musical, entertaining skills. I certainly would not want to be in such an arrogant-filled fellowship, where people feel they are better than others because they are not handicapped or limited in some way. We are to consider each person as being more important than ourselves.)

Not one healing,  by a so-called healer, has been verified in all the years of the Charismatic movement. Not one legitimate physician has come forward with the medical evidence. Of course, we know God heals; what I write is in reference to charismatic healers who work the stage, claiming apostolic gifts.

When I was young, living at home in the 60s, our family knew a another Christian family who had a home a couple blocks from us, and they sought a healer who was on television every Sunday morning, Oral Roberts. They wrote and requested him to heal a family member. He wanted to know how much they would pay to cure. They corresponded back, not being rich, what they could afford. He responded and told them they did not possess enough money to pay for the cure, which left them upset, bewildered and questioning his legitimacy.

“Oral Roberts dressed in Brioni suits, costing $500 to $1000; walked in $100 shoes; lived in a $250,000 house in Tulsa and had a million dollar home in Palm Springs; wore diamond rings and solid gold bracelets, which his employees would `airbrush’ out of his publicity photos so as not to appear too lavish. He drove $25,000 automobiles (a lot of money, many years ago), which were replaced every 6 months; flew around the country in a $2 million Fanjet Falcon; had membership in the most prestigious and elite country club in Tulsa, the Southern Hills and in the ultra-posh Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, and played games of financial hanky-panky, which made him and his family members independently wealthy, millionaires for life.”

“A group of Arizona ministers offered to pay $1,000 to anyone who had been healed by Mr. Roberts and could provide medical proof. They received no response.”

Many years ago, a radio, Bible teacher offered to pay, I believe, a hundred dollars to anyone who could prove they were healed by a faith-healer through medical documentation. Till the day he died, not one stepped forward.

However, many lawsuits have been filed by those who were deceived into believing they were restored and were not. Some died shortly after being told they were healed.

Oral Roberts did claim to raise a boy from the dead. However, there were no family or friends of the boy who could testify to the fact, nor the boy himself. Roberts could not even offer the boy’s name, nor the name of his parents.

Mary Ida Buddington Vondersher, who had appeared the year before on Oral’s television program in the healing line, returned to testify of her healing of cancer, but she died in her California home only twelve hours after her testimony was aired.

Oral Roberts opened a huge hospital and medical school, which he had no funds to keep open after some years, though he demanded people send him money, being God’s will. Now why would a healer need to open a hospital?

Roberts misinterpreted the Bible and made false prophecies. In the Old Testament, if a person prophesied falsely, only once, they were to receive capital punishment (judgement of death), because it revealed their prophecy came from satan not God. (Deuteronomy 18:20-22)

“In January 1987, Roberts told his television audience, God had appeared to him in March of 1986 and had informed him, he must raise $8 million within the next 12 months or he would die.”

“…It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves” (Matthew 21:13).

No one has been raised from the dead; no one has had missing limbs appear, no blind person made to see, etc; through a claiming healer. The severely handicapped are not the ones brought forward and always depart in disappointment. No supposed healer has gone through a hospital and healed every person, nor 30, nor 10 in the name of kindness. They want to be before the crowds making their fast money, with no loving concern nor genuine healing.

Charismatic, charlatan healers never state to an audience, many of you are sick and dying because you take communion unworthily. Many a person has received communion with sin in the heart; whereby, illness overtakes and they perish. (1 Corinthians chapter 11) I knew a man and this certainly appeared to be the case with him. He died swiftly from cancer from living a double life. I know of one instance where he tried to entice a married woman.

One Christian lady believed her husband was allowed to perish in a car accident because of this very fact. Many Christians viewed his death as a wrongful act, because she did not reveal what was going on behind the scenes to many people.

I knew a man who would not attend communion Sundays, being too fearful to partake.

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I have attached a link below to a video exposing demonism in the church through the charismatic movement. Many things in this movement can be traced back to satan’s paganism. The church is to be about verse by verse teaching of the Word of God, evangelism, discipleship, service, and all things done decently and in order as the Bible commands, with nothing resembling madness—1 Corinthians chapter 14.

Not one thing is be added or subtracted from what is commanded for the New Testament church. Pastors have to be pure, husbands of one wife, having their households in order, owning a good reputation in the church and in the community, knowing their Bibles thoroughly, etc. (The books of Timothy, Titus, etcetera)

Church attendees must be those who are abiding in the teachings of Christ and not leading lives of sin. (1 Corinthians chapter 5 and 6, 2 John, Revelation chapters 1-3, etcetera)

We, as believers, must always: “Draw near to God and He will draw near to us. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” (James 4:8)

False, demonic teachers, being void of the Holy Spirit, are in churches and this movement is growing. All things must be tested with the Scriptures of truth.

(If you are sensitive to demonic wickedness, I do not recommend the YouTube video with link below. This video does expose satan’s active service in churches today.)

Added examples of deceptions:

https://letmetellyouthis.wordpress.com/tag/list-of-christian-evangelist-scandals/

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Miracle Story of God’s Grace

Robert, in an article, shared his remarkable story about a young boy who lived in a housing project named Marcus, whom he offered a New Testament and it was accepted. What stood out about Marcus was a birthmark on the hairline of his head, surrounded in gray hairs.

Unfortunately, when Robert returned to the housing project, some time later, to locate Marcus, he could not be found. One of the kids said he moved away.

25 years passed, and Robert was driving to church and he noted a man walking down the street and he felt a need to talk to him, so he turned on the next street and when the man walked by, he offered him a New Testament. The man replied he already had one, but would keep it to offer to another. Then he asked if Robert knew of a good church. Robert kindly offered to take him to his church where he was headed.

The man began to recall his childhood and a man handing him a New Testament, many years ago, and because of it he had become a Christian.

Robert looked at the man closely and asked, “Is your name Marcus?” Robert then noticed the birthmark. Robert informed him, he was the one who held out the Bible 25 years ago.

Robert learned Marcus and his family had moved shortly after the Testament was received. Robert also learned Marcus’ brother had become a believer; unfortunately, he was later murdered.

Robert felt as if he was walking on clouds … being all so grateful to God for allowing Him to meet with Marcus after all these years!

Val Lee

To learn of God’s personal love for you, please check here:

https://vallee7.wordpress.com/category/paradise/

(My Rock Monkey photo atop. Shot at the Rock of Gibraltar)

 

February 14, 2016 Posted by | Healing ministries, New Age Christianity, Oral Roberts, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

No More Marriage Ceremonies in Churches

 

White church with bell

With the advent of the homosexual marriage Supreme Court decision, it is heartbreaking to witness pastors cower to the unethical demands of our vile government. Many appear to be withdrawing from the marriage covenant ceremony … no longer pronouncing “man and wife.” They will no longer perform marriages in fear of lawsuits, jail time, persecution, etc.

Now, how can born again believers allow some vile homosexual threats to dismantle them? How can overseers cause the crumbling of the church to a degree?

This is all non-Christ-like! Christ suffered and died for every person in the name of righteousness unto salvation! As Paul stated to the Jewry, “You have not resisted to the point of death.” (Hebrews 12:4) He is obviously criticizing Jewish-Christian cowardliness. It is distressing to hear the words, “We have to be careful, we might be sued by the government.”

Christians are losing their lives in certain parts of the world for their faith. They are suffering barbaric deaths, while homegrown Americans complain of their churches being sued and losing tax exemptions. My, my, we are weaklings!

The perverse LGBT movement is satanic to the core, so why submit?

It should not surprise what a queer spokeswoman stated before the camera: “The push for gay marriage has less to do with the right to marry – it is about diminishing and eventually destroying the institution of marriage and redefining the traditional family.” Other liberals have spoken similar statements, and not necessary from the gay standpoint.

Gays and lesbians are simply acting the part within the “marriage equality” agenda to establish their overall hidden plot. Their unspoken desire is to eliminate marriage altogether. And pastors are paving the way for these activists to execute their goal.

The homosexual movement hates everything about Biblical Christianity. Nasty activists will perform all necessary to abolish sacred unions, punishing those who adhere to them. And why? Because the marriage covenant is established before God who hates all sexual promiscuity. Gays despise the LORD because He condemns their vile behavior, which stands outside of Biblical marriage.

The compliance of pastors, they extinguishing marriage ceremonies, are caving into the lawless society of sexual deviancy … conforming to the ultimate goal of the LGBT concealed agenda.

Pastors, unfortunately, are now telling couples to be married by the state. A pastor will tell a couple to be married by the lawless government; and then, he will consecrate the marriage or bless it or both. Now, why would any believing couple desire to be married by a judge, representing every evil thing as a government enactor, simply to obtain a marriage license? I cannot imagine a true Christian being married by a person who performs homosexual marriages.

I will add, my husband and I have been married 36 years and no one has ever requested we show our license, and I doubt if anyone has requested proof of our license through the Bureau of Vital Records. Plus, what if Christian couples and pastors are fined? Well, I say so be it. Our God can take care of our every need. He owns the earth and all in it. He is the omnipotent LORD of all who pre-orchestrated our lives before the earth was formed.

There are bold pastors who through personal convictions, have not signed a marriage license in years, and there has been no repercussions. I do know one personally.

I appreciate what one man wrote: “Most pastors end a wedding ceremony saying, ‘By the power vested in me by the state, I now pronounce you man and wife.’ Wait a minute, how can that be justified from Scripture? Does a preacher teach a class, preach a sermon, or counsel a family or anything else by powers vested by the state?”

We are to obey the laws of the land, but not when they conflict with the holy laws of God and His Word. Scripture teaches, we obey God over man. (Acts 5:29) And this includes in all circumstances whereby one is told to disobey God. The apostles and countless others were imprisoned and killed for refusing to be silent, continually preaching the Gospel when it was considered illegal by others to do so. They are our example of not walking in any compromise.

We must be encouraged by the fact satan was defeated through Christ, when He died on the tree of crucifixion and then arose. Yes, satan is active everyday in every evil way, but we are commanded not to fear him. And one day he will be cast into the fiery pit of hell.

The facts should incite us to inquire of ourselves, are we not willing to take up our stake and follow Christ unto a tortuous death? Christ commanded us to count the cost of following Him.

How many believers through the years actually counted the cost with the contemplation it might be unto execution?

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The marriage covenant was formerly written in a Bible with witnesses, which made it legal, and no one can say such a marriage would not be legal today. Many of our great-grandparents were married this way.

Of course, it is good to have copies of the written, formal document in case the Bible is burned in a fire, or a home flooded, or whatever.

My maiden name is sometimes requested; therefore, it must still be one of my legal names to prove who I am.

From Wikipedia regarding marriages licenses:

http://https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FMarriage_license:

“Today, they (marriage licenses) are a legal requirement in some jurisdictions and may also serve as the record of the marriage itself, if signed by the couple and witnessed. In other jurisdictions, a license is not required. In some jurisdictions, a “pardon” can be obtained for marrying without a license, and in some jurisdictions, common-law marriages … and representation are also recognized. These do not require a marriage license. There are also some jurisdictions where marriage licenses do not exist at all and a marriage certificate is given to the couple after the marriage ceremony had taken place.

Article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares that “Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.”

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I did notice, on the Internet, some Christians questioning if they should obtain a marriage license. Some have already decided they will not.

For me personally, I would rather not see believers obtain marriage licenses due to the fact, the government has made marriage completely corrupt, including the fact, it places no merit on the marriage covenant before God; plus divorce is easily accessible. In their eyes, our children are owned by them, because we gave our marriages over to the state when we licensed ourselves with the government:

https://l.facebook.com/l/hAQGLaF29AQFDWus4sTnH0qBQXq1uSvlHfsLqBjXqLwm12w/https%3A%2F%2Frealitybloger.wordpress.com%2F2011%2F12%2F16%2Fdo-you-own-your-children%2F

We know, authorities own no concept of marriages executed between Christian believers, with the commitment, “Till death do part.” This covenant is consecrated unto God and to please God, who calls marriage good. “He who finds a wife finds a good thing.” (Proverbs 18:22)

“Let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.” (1 Corinthians chapter 7—the chapter on marriage and singleness)

We must seek the Scriptures and request spiritual discernment from the LORD respecting every area of our lives.

In love and discernment, Val Lee

To learn of God’s personal love for you, please check here:

https://vallee7.wordpress.com/category/paradise/

(My photo of church)

February 3, 2016 Posted by | homosexual activist, Homosexual marriage, No More Marriages, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment