Published by Andy Neckar
P.O. Box J Hico, TX 76457
Vol. 6, Number 4, July-August. 2000
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FED UP WITH AMERICA
By Andy Neckar
I am ready. I am "more than ready" for God to let the world, INCLUDING AMERICA, know that He is STILL the God of Israel.
I am ready for God to let the world, INCLUDING AMERICA, know that HE is God and there are no other gods.
Isa 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
I am ready for God to defend His Holy Name and His Holy Word. I am tired of the people of the world, INCLUDING AMERICA, making light of what He says through His Holy Spirit. I am tired of the world, INCLUDING AMERICA, belittling His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
I am tired of the so-called "Christian" churches going along with the world, INCLUDING AMERICA. I am fed up with the world AND America.
I am ready for Christ Jesus to put ALL THINGS under His Fathers feet.(1 Cor 15:24-28)
I am ready for God to show the environmentalists that trees and animals and bugs and what have you, are NOT equal, or superior to humans made in the image of God. The earth and ALL creatures are put under OUR feet.
Job 7:17 What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?
Ps 8:4-9 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field. The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! (See also Heb 2:6-7)
I am tired of "Mother Earth" worshippers and "Tree Huggers". I am ready for God to show the world, INCLUDING AMERICA, who's boss.
I am ready for God to show, "in a grand fashion", that, HEY- Israel will still be here when His Son comes again. I am ready for all the feminists and abortionists and Homo/Sodomites to be repentant, or put in their place. I am ready for all the pretenders/wolves in sheep's clothing to be repentant, or given the "hot seat".
I am sick and tired of being sick and tired of all these goings on. I am ready for a little R & R (righteous ruling)
Dear Lord God, my heavenly Father. I am ready for thy will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. AMEN. And no buts about it. I AM READY, for come what may.
We're gonna go down folks, no buts about it. But I'm gonna go down barking. As a matter of fact I am putting on the WHOLE armor of God (Eph 6:12-17 and Im taking the SWORD of the Spirit, which is the WORD of God and I'm gonna go down swinging. I'm gonna be a barking (warning) and a swinging (striking with the Word of God) and a singing.
Ps 100:2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
2 Sam 22:50 Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.
Ps 18:49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.
Ps 57:9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.
I'm going down in STYLE. This son of the King ain't gonna take this lying down, you hear? This servant is gonna do what he can for his Master. This servant of the Most High is gonna earnestly contend for the faith ONCE delivered to the saints. (Jude 1:3) This servant is gonna oppose the faith NOW delivered to the saints, lest they be deceived and suffer loss.
What can I say? This servant is coming out swinging and he's gonna go down swinging. This servant is striking with the Word of God, and folks, this is a most dangerous weapon. This Sword is the world's most feared weapon. The world wants to "ban" this weapon. They have already "outlawed" it in America's schools and other public places
The Sword of the Spirit (God's Word) will soon be classified as a "hate crime". To publicly agree with God that Sodomy is an abomination before God will be a "special crime. A HATE CRIME.
WHY--because the world AND America hates God. And hey-listen up now. If the world hates God/Christ they will hate us too. (John 15:18-21) They will incriminate us because they HATE US.
You take the average pagan/heathen in the field. He goes about his own business doing his thing, worshipping his god whatever it may be. He hasn't heard the gospel of Christ, so therefore he doesn't belittle the Lord Jesus Christ. THIS PERSON I can tolerate and speak to him in love. It is those that have come to the "knowledge of Christ" and not only reject Him, but pretend to accept Him and to profess to be one of His. These are those I hare. Yes- I HATE these kinds of hypocrites I HATE them with a purple passion.
These people will not only disbelieve God and go about their business of serving the false gods of their liking, but they run down the God of the Bible and my Master, the Lord Jesus Christ. I don't like that one bit.
They have hardened their heart to God's Truth. The Word of God has no effect on these individuals. It is sharp all right, (Heb 4:12) but it cannot pierce the hardness of the unregenerate soul of these infidels. So what does God do? He leaves them to their sin
Ps 81:12 So I "gave them up" unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
Acts 7:42 Then God turned, and "gave them up" to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness?
Rom 1:21-28 Because that, "when they knew God", they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also "gave them up" to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God "gave them up" unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God "gave them" over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
GAVE THEM UP--GAVE THEM OVER. paradidomi (par-ad-id'-o-mee); to surrender, i.e yield up, transmit: To cast, to commit, to deliver, put in prison, give up on
Why does God give up on sinners sometimes?
Isaiah 55:6-13 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Sinners are urged now to respond to the Gospel invitation while they yet have opportunity. God is longsuffering, but His longsuffering does not last forever on any particular individual. There comes a time when God says ENOUGH--NO MORE and He leaves the sinner in his sin.
I wonder when God will have had enough? I have had it up to here (my neck) and it's about to go over my head and drown me in anguish. I'V HAD IT. I'm ready for God to execute His wrath on 'em, cause the government sure won't execute wrath on them as God appointed them to do.
Rom 13:3-7 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
I render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's (taxes of all kinds) but I do not honor him anymore, for here in America the rulers are a friend of them that do evil. The rulers promote those that do abominable evil, to high standing, and pass laws to try and force the righteous to also honor and respect the abominable evildoers.
I know that God appoints rulers
Rom 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
We are to obey these rulers for the reasons given in Rom 13:3-7 above. The terminology emphasizes both the officeholder and the office. It emphasizes government itself and its administrators when these function properly. There is reason to disobey the government/rulers. (see Acts 5:29)
In this coming presidential election I pray that God gives the righteous a reprieve and not what America deserves. I pray that He is not yet ready to leave America to her sins, for the righteous sake and for His Name sake. I pray that the Lord God Almighty ordain George W. Bush as our next ruler and in His mercy spare us the appointment of Al Gore. We need a break. We need a little breathing room. We need a time to catch our breath. Many of us are up to here (neck). We are drowning in anguish.
I long for Jesus to come soon, and at the same time I desire for my Christian children to live long days on this earth. (Exo 20:12) They have indeed honored their father and their mother. I am torn betwixt the two, as the apostle was in a strait between two longings. (Phil 1: 23-24)
What can I say in a situation like this?
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.
P.S. I have sent out the five chapters, one by one, of Can Jesus Christ Be Trusted? until I am blue in the face, and requests are still coming in. Getting blue in the face is fun though. It is comforting to receive that many requests. It is rewarding to work for the Lord.
You will notice that I no longer sent out the Christian News & Views Newsletter. The periodic CNV articles such as this one, and the CNV News Items along with my comments have taken the place of the monthly newsletter. It is still CHRISTIAN NEWS (news items) & VIEWS, (my comments) It wasnt planned that way, it just evolved into the present fashion.
Not only has the newsletter evolved, but I too, am evolving.
2 Cor 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
is renewed anakainoo (an-ak-ahee-no'-o); to renovate; to alter; change; transform; modify
2 Cor 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
are changed metamorphoo (met-am-or-fo'-o); to change; transfigure; metamorphose. To mutate; alter; make over; reconstruct.
So I guess you could say that I believe in evolution. Evolution in the manner just described.
I could go on, but all things must end sometimes, and so does this letter.
IS THERE SALVATION IN "FAITH IN GOD"?
Several Southern Baptist churches participated in the ecumenical Pentecost 2000 celebration in Birmingham, Alabama. According to the Alabama Baptist (7/13/00), "It included singers, dancers and other performers from many denominations who came together to praise God as one family of faith. The Birmingham Baptist Association and several area Baptist churches participated." Other participants included representatives from the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of Christ, and mainline Protestant denominations.
"Our belief systems are different, but were united in our faith in our God," said Peggy Sanderford, associate pastor for Christian Growth at Southside Baptist Church (Birmingham) (Calvary Contender, 8/1/00).
The "real" Christian belief system is different from that of orthodox Jews too. We "both" have "faith in God". Yes we do, but there is no salvation in "faith in God". How do we get saved if not by faith in God? Let's have the "Holy Spirit" of God tell us, 'cause you may not believe me.
Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, "repentance" toward God, and "faith" toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
ALL RIGHT--there you have it, straight from the mouth of the Holy Spirit of God. This "common faith" we have with other religious systems is no good for salvation. Faith in God may bring on a little morality, but folks, hell is gonna be FULL of somewhat moral people.
Roman Catholics have faith in God, but they ALSO have faith in Mary and their Saints. Folks, that is "multiple" names, whereby there is only ONE NAME under heaven that we may be saved by faith in THAT Name ONLY. (Acts 4:12)
The Church of Christ has faith in "water baptism" AND Jesus Christ. But folks, that is TWO names. The Holy Spirit of God says that there is only ONE Name.
It's got to where it is taught that there are many names by which a man may be saved. It is taught that there are many paths to heaven. Even Billy Graham teaches this false and condemning theory. BEWARE of wolves in sheep's clothing. It is just like teaching the "theory" of evolution as "fact".
The falling away is "here". (2 Th 2:3) It is not "coming". IT IS HERE.
DOUBLE BUBBLE SPELLS TROUBLE.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 28 to add new limits on pro-lifers who protest abortion. The case involved a Colorado law that creates an 8-foot "bubble" around women entering or leaving abortion clinics. Protesters are not allowed to step inside that bubble to hand out literature or to otherwise persuade women.
The Court decided by a 6-3 majority that such bubble zones do not violate free speech. Anthony Kennedy dissented, "The courts holding contradicts more than a half century of well-established First Amendment principles. For the first time, the court approves a law which bars a private citizen from passing a message, in a peaceful manner and on a profound moral issue, to a fellow citizen on a public sidewalk" (World, 7/8/00).
[Editor] How long, do you suppose it will be before a "bubble zone" is created around "anyone" approached by a person handing out gospel tracts, or those approached by door to door or personal witnesses for Christ?
The day is "very soon" that we Christians will be "forced" to take a stand for our Master. Either we stop witnessing the gospel of Christ or we suffer persecution, but our "good times" are soon to be over. The "Old Rugged Cross" is getting heavier by the day. But I can say this. Hang in there, for the coming of our Lord draws nigh. (James 5:8)
SPIRIT LED CHURCHES?
The state of Oregon has a "Measure 9", a ballot initiative that would prevent schools from sanctioning or promoting homosexuality, and area conservative churches are supporting it.
Eight conservative church leaders are serving on a " Yes on 9 Pastor's Committee", who contact pastors who might be leery of diving into political issues or worried about alienating homosexuals. Committee members inform churches that they can support ballot measures without losing their tax-exempt status and tell pastors they need to stand up for what is right.
[Editor] Right there this sounds like "Pastor led churches". I guess the Holy Spirit of God has been struck dumb, or maybe the "spirit" leading the "leery of publicly speaking God's Truth" church is intimidated too.
I know the Bible says give to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, but where does it say "at all times DO as Caesar says". The love of MONEY, being the root of all evil, can silence a church, you know, and these churches receive favor from the government. A 'tax exempt favor".
The article goes on to say; " Opposing them are People of Faith Against Bigotry, a coalition of moderate and liberal denominations, and the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, the Oregonian reported. About 400 people from more than 30 churches and synagogues gathered Oct. 4 at First United Methodist Church to preach, pray, and sing for the defeat of Measure 9.
[Editor] 400 people from more than 30 churches are preaching, praying and singing and we "Christians" KNOW that God only hears the prayers of the saints. Do you think members of synagogues are saints. These churches are defeated already.
Ecumenical churches opposing ecumenical ministries. How 'bout that?
UNITY IN WHAT?
Leaders of the Baptist World Alliance held a General Council meeting in Cuba, July 3-9. Billy Kim, president of BWA, encouraged Baptists worldwide to emphasize prayer, mission, and evangelism. He emphasized, "This is what unites us as Baptists, not doctrine." The BWA report said, "Again and again at all our BWA meetings Kim emphasized one word. Unity! Unity! Unity! "
Kim gave the opening address at Billy Grahams recent Amsterdam 2000 conference. In years past he has spoken for Jerry Falwell, John MacArthur, and the National Religious Broadcasters (Calvary Contender, 9/15/00).
[Editor] Unity in what? Prayer, mission and evangelism is NOT the unity spoken of by Christ. Roman Catholics pray. So do ALL religions, but God only hears the prayers of His Saints. (those saved by the Blood of Christ ALONE.) So PRAYER is not the unity Christ speaks of.
MISSION is not the unity Christ speaks of. The Roman church and the Mormon church have a "mission". If you be Christian, do you think God supports these missions.
EVANGELISM is not the unity Christ speaks of. The Roman Catholic church and the Church of Christ (baptismal regeneration) and MANY other churches teach a "different gospel" other than the "Gospel of Christ" when they evangelize. They are not in "unity" with us true believers, they are "accursed" (Gal 1:8-9)
GOD'S WORD John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
John 17:21-22 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
Well now folks, do you think that God and Jesus Christ disagree on DOCTRINE? How could they? They are ONE.
This is what I believe. The true, real, authentic gospel of Christ saves us. We are MANY different members of the ONE Body of Christ, and in believing the doctrine of Christ (the Christian walk after salvation) we are ONE in faith.
These folks are in spiritual darkness. Do you know what THAT means? (John 12:46; 1 Peter 2:9)
MUSIC OR MINISTRY DRAWING THE CROWDS?
"No sex. No drugs. A little rock n roll." That is how Billy Graham pitched his June youth crusade in the Nashville Scene. The June 3 "Concert for the Next Generation" featured dc Talk, Kirk Franklin, and Jars of Claythe first time these big names had performed together. Since they began in 1994, Grahams fifteen "Concerts for the Next Generation" have consistently drawn among the largest crusade crowds. The next crusade will be in Jacksonville, November 2-5 (CCM, 8/00).
[Editor] If I had the money, you wanna bet I too, could sell out a football stadium and pose it as an evangelical gathering. Remember when Garth Brooks sold out Texas Stadium a few years back? Well, if I had the money the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has, (much of it coming from Southern Baptists) I too, could rent the stadium and hire Garth. Maybe even a couple of others willing to play some modern music with a few spiritual words thrown in, and draw as big a crowd as the Dallas Cowboys do. Wanna bet? Hey- I could preach a generic gospel for a few minutes and then spend the rest of my life patting myself on the back. How 'bout that? I would be a celebrity. I could be puttering and buttering and patting my ego to death
But no thanks. I don't feel like dying just now. Besides the Southern Baptists (members of and supporters of the apostate Baptist World Alliance, an organization almost as radical as the National Council of Churches in America and the World Council of Churches, and the SBC unscriptural Co-operative program, ect.) won't support me. I tell the TRUTH about them, and all other politically correct churches. That leaves a subscriber back East and wife's Wal Mart check to support this ministry, and Texas Stadium rental is just a little bit out of reach. Not to mention Garth.
IS FAITH IN GOD "SAVING FAITH"?
Several Southern Baptist churches participated in the ecumenical Pentecost 2000 celebration in Birmingham, Alabama. According to the Alabama Baptist (7/13/00), "It included singers, dancers and other performers from many denominations who came together to praise God as one family of faith. The Birmingham Baptist Association and several area Baptist churches participated." Other participants included representatives from the Roman Catholic church, the Church of Christ, and mainline Protestant denominations.
"Our belief systems are different, but were united in our faith in our God," said Peggy Sanderford, associate pastor for Christian Growth at Southside Baptist Church (Birmingham) (Calvary Contender, 8/1/00).
[Editor] The last time I read my Bible (yesterday) it said that the "gospel of Christ" (faith in Christ) is the power of God unto salvation. (Rom 1:16) Orthodox Jews have a faith in God. The Roman Church has a faith in God, but there is NO SALVATION in FAITH IN GOD. God PROVIDES SALVATION through faith, but not in HIMSELF. He provides salvation through His Son JESUS CHRIST. There is NO OTHER NAME under heaven by which we may be saved and THIS includes the Name GOD. (Acts 4:12)
ONE MORE TIME. JESUS CHRIST is the Name. None other. These folks are united in error and maybe something even worse. God help them.
Jimmy Carter believes homosexuality is a sin, but he approves of the ordination of homosexuals. If a homosexual "was demonstrating the essence of Christianity, I would not object to the individual being ordained," Carter said in an interview with Baptist Press
"Adultery is a more serious sin than homosexuality." Carter said he supports laws that prohibit discrimination against homosexuals, but not legal homosexual marriages.
The former president announced last week that he no longer would be affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention because of the denomination's conservative positions on homosexuality, abortion, and female pastors. "Homosexuals have a perfect right to profess to be Christians, accept Christ as Savior, and I wouldn't have a problem if they worshiped side by side with me," Carter said. "Jesus never singled out homosexuals to be condemned. When the Southern Baptist Convention started singling out homosexuals as a special form or degree of sinfulness, I didn't agree with it. Now, that target has shifted to the subjugation of women." Carter said he is pro-life. "I have never believed that Christ would approve of abortion. When I was governor and president, I took an oath to uphold the Constitution. I had to administer the [abortion] law, but I did everything I possibly could to discourage abortion."
[Editor] Jimmy Carter is not only a counterfeit Christian, but he is a hypocritical counterfeit Christian and a poor excuse of a human being. Let me tell you THIS. The Holy Spirit of God will not abide in a body possessed by devils. A Holy Spirit possessed person will not believe the things this God hater does.
How do I know that Carter hates God? Simply because HE DOESNT BELIEVE GOD. Carter say; I had to administer the [abortion] law. In other words he says that he had to disobey God in order to hold political office. Where in the Constitution does it promote abortion that a president has to include abortion while upholding it?
Carter says; "Adultery is a more serious sin than homosexuality." Carter said he supports laws that prohibit discrimination against homosexuals, but not legal homosexual marriages.
Even the Roman Catholic Church, the Islamic religion and many other hell bound religious systems do not endorse what this infidel publicly supports.
Adultery is a more serious sin than homosexuality?
My comments please.
I know adultery is a serious sin and rampant in the churches, because the church has a higher percentage of divorces than the norm of society.
(Excerpt from my article The Redefining of a Church. Dec 1999 newsletter)
I believe the chances of government reforming the churches by mandating morality is much greater that the churches reforming the government. Why do I speak this way? Let me say this folks. Read the newspapers and the religious reporting services. Immorality in the churches is equal to, or even surpasses that of society taking the per capita ratio of professing Christianity and the world.
Sexual episodes by religious leaders are commonly found in the news reporting agencies, whether they be religious or secular agencies. Fraud is the standard norm in religious organizations here in these last days. Pornography is astoundingly rampant among church members and is routinely reported among the clergy. The divorce rate among "church goers" exceeds that of society in general. (End of excerpt)
My belief is that a sinners degree of punishment will be according to the works done in his body.(Rev 20:11-15) Therefore I MUST say that sodomy would be the greater sin. At least in adultery, one will be sinning with one of the opposite sex. One will not be sinning in a fashion that is against nature. (Rom 1:26-28) People like Carter are bringing Sodom and Gomorrah into the churches.
Isa 1:9 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
The very small remnant is NOT going to be in the churches folks. Better come out of her while you still can. (2 Cor 6:14-17; Rev 18:4)
Why would Carter not support legal homosexual marriages? If a Soddy can be ordained to the pulpit, have a perfect right to profess to be Christians, accept Christ as Savior, and worship side by side with others, why is he against them having the same right to marry as others do? I mean, after all, he is talking about homosexual rights here.
The churches that DO oppose homosexuality and abortion and woman as pastors STILL teach tithes and offerings, storehouse tithing (all your money goes to the church only) denominationalism, one man hierarchy/rule, walking the aisle for salvation, making a commitment for salvation, saying a prayer for salvation ect. The GREAT MAJORITY teach error to some degree in some fashion.
We Must Earnestly Contend For The Faith-Jude 1:3