“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
— Matthew 7:15-23, NKJV
The entire Western Church has born a repulsive series of bad fruits, for at least a century, if not a good deal longer.
Look at all of the White Protestant nations: is there even one that is not fit for burning?
Not that I think that’s God’s way, today: “Population Replacement” is His actual approach. Much like the Canaanites, but with the rebellious population putting their own children to the sword, instead of a dangerous invader doing the deed.
Note to self:
God makes an exceedingly dangerous enemy.
Stay off of His enemy list!
But unlike the Canaanites, all these nations had genuinely Christian origins, and had actual churches that professed Christ.
And naturally, it is in the churches – not the academic colleges, not the labs, not the banks, not even the conspiratorial atheistic circles, but the churches – that is the source of the rot.
Who else backed Darwin, when even most scientists were brushing him off?
Who else led the Endless Retreat of the Kingdom of Christ, due to some “Two Kingdom” pietistic nonsense. As if God could redeem men and families, but tribes, nations, laws, and governments were somehow Just Too HARD!
And then came the innovation of Immanent Rapture. A great way to freeze the Church into impotence, fearful of the Antichrist and the Coming Tribulation, instead of actually doing the work assigned to her: filled with the Holy Spirit, fearing none but her Rightful Master, conquering the world by the powerful word of Christ.
Just as the early Christians tamed the Roman Empire, we should be taming the world!
“Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” — Matthew 7:19, NKJV
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.” — Matthew 7:21, NKJV
“And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.” — Luke 12:47-48, NKJV
When I read these verses, I am struck with the Fear of the Lord.
I know that I must do more, and be more: not because of the loss of salvation (for that is guaranteed by Christ Himself), but by the rightful fear of wasting my life, wasting my time, in what does not profit Christ!
Christ does not look favourably, on those who waste His time; His resources; the power of His Name…
How does Christ see those who take His hard-won victories… and relentlessly labour to twist them into abject, craven, hollow defeats?
That’s something that I have no intention of finding out personally: and I hope you don’t care to find out, either!
I look at all the works of these highly educated pastors and priests and theologians… and I look at my society, and know how God has seen, weighed, judged the works and the words of these men.
Generations of these men.
By their fruits shall ye know them... and their rotten fruits foul the earth, and stink to heaven.
Once again, to Bojidar Marinov:
The revolution has already happened, in the last one century. It was the revolution that killed the real church – the church that was a covenant community, and was taking the world by storm. That was the revolution that brought to power in the church the same ministry-industrial complex of celebrities and professional fund-raisers that DeYoung is now part of. That ministry-industrial complex is the usurper; and DeYoung, as a part of it, is a usurper too. He needs to go. All of his buddies need to go. The pulpits must be purged of this illegal brood of vipers which has kept the church on milk and hot air – mostly hot air – for over 50 years. The fruit of that ministry-industrial complex is obvious in America in the last several decades: there’s barely an aspect of the American society that hasn’t been affected by the victorious march of neo-paganism. And that’s not because paganism is powerful. It is because the church members have been passive and incompetent and pessimistic and immature. And why are they so? Because of DeYoung’s institutional system. The fruit clearly reveals the root. There is no way that a true church would turn a previously Christian culture into a pagan culture. The true church does the other way around. When a system – like the one DeYoung defends – has absorbed billions of dollars only to produce defeat, then this system is a counterfeit church. It’s time for it to go. The people leaving it are only trying to stop the breakdown, not to cause one.
DeYoung’s system has only preached milk for decades. Yes, the same milk that the author of Hebrews tells us to leave behind and move on (Heb. 5:11-6:2). And what is DeYoung’s solution to the problems with people leaving his so-called “church”? More appreciation of the same milk.
It’s possible we no longer find joy in so great a salvation. It’s possible that our boredom has less to do with the church, its doctrines, or its poor leadership and more to do with our unwillingness to tolerate imperfection in others and our own coldness to the same old message about Christ’s death and resurrection.
In other words, people are leaving because they do not appreciate their milk anymore. No wonder. Those who have the Holy Spirit want to move on from being permanently excited about childish things to working as mature men. May be they want to do something about that message, not just hear about it from the pulpit and experience sweet meltdowns over it. When an institution continues offering only milk – in opposition to Hebrews 6:1-2 – it is clear that institution is not a church.
The fact that DeYoung only mentions in passim the need – possibly – for the “church” to change, shows very clearly he is not serious about anything. The judgment starts from the House of God (1 Pet. 4:17); and the teachers in the church receive a greater judgment (James 3:1). This clearly shows where God’s priorities are when we talk about change, correction, or judgment.
The lawless, diseased filth that now covered the West has its source in the Church.
The corrupt acts of the corrupt church leadership across the West has corrupted and poisoned this entire civilization.
But God will purge and clean His Bride.
Fear the Lord.
Bear the Fruits of the Holy Spirit.
Do the Will of God in Heaven, to Expand His Kingdom on Earth.
God has given you much: therefore, much is required of you. Do not shun this burden: take up your cross, as Christ commands. “No servant is higher than his Master.”
Let nothing hinder your obedience to Christ the King — who reigns and rules at this very moment, over the entirety of Earth and Heaven.
Fear the Lord, and not mere men.
Fear and obey the Lord… and so live!