“Preachers…play the therapist, speaking soothing words, in a soothing tone, ensuring anyone within earshot that everything’s going to be alright, that God has mellowed over the centuries, and as long as they ‘bring the tithe into the storehouse’ God will overlook everything else.
[If the name of the author sounds familiar, Michael Boldea was Dumitru Duduman’s interpreter: Dumitru Duduman: Wake Up America.]
This article is an excellent example of how we need prophetic people to help bring us back into reality, for the American ‘church’ really has neutered God in their thinking and teaching
We all need each other!
For me personally, I can truly say this “farce of a faith” (Boldeas’ term) that the American Gospel has turned into no longer even feels partly right. It’s witchcraft, because: it’s rebellion, which the Bible says is witchcraft, and because it’s based on false doctrines, doctrines of demons.
It also feels so awful because we can look at the destruction it has left in its wake! Look at what we’ve turned into, a nation full of murderers. Even the church is calling for, and not repenting for preemptive wars that have killed many hundreds of thousands.
And if we could only see the actual faces of those who have died and are now in hell, thinking they were saved because they prayed this one prayer. This deception is serious!!! And we’re influencing the whole world with this muck.
It also doesn’t feel right when God is no longer to be feared, when we’re told He won’t hold us accountable for willful sinning/rebellion, according to today’s gospel.
It doesn’t feel right, and it isn’t right now that the American ‘church’ has removed part of the nature of God to fulfill our lusts without fear of punishment.
We’ve made God trendy, a bud who hangs with us no matter what we do, whom we lust at, whom we curse or lie to, whom we hate. “Oh, they deserve it….” And we have become little gods, taking our own revenge — not really caring about what the Bible really says. God is a latte. He tastes good; he makes us feel good. “With hammer and chisel in hand we began to sculpt our new and improved deity.”
We make a mockery of God when God no longer needs to be sought and honored. We put ourselves as high as Him when we think we can be lord of our own lives, not needing to submit to the One Who’ll never let go no matter what we do — so the song says — but the Bible does not, as I’ve shown over and over in this blog. The Bible is so clear. How can we miss it: Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God?
I wonder more and more if ‘Christians’ even care about what the Bible really says. They like this new god.
Many pastors teach that the fear of God isn’t fear but respect. But can we on earth really respect Him if we don’t fear what He will do to us if we don’t respect Him? How can we respect a God who will not judge ‘Christians’ who willfully lust after your daughters (thinking “God will never let go”), who James-3-curse those of us who rightfully say they’re not qualified to lead until they get right with those they’ve hurt. And then they lie and hate. But they’ll all go to heaven because they said this little prayer that they really meant. They call themselves ‘Christians’ and ‘men of God,’ yet they’re hearts are dark, which they mask with a smile.
And God won’t judge them, just take away some of their rewards?? Then where is justice? Just say this little prayer….
We don’t need to get right with God to save this nation from external or internal collapse. We just need to elect politicians who will send our men and women to kill the Muslims over there, whom our Republican leaders said took down the towers. [see my 9/11 Truth posts at ToBeFree to find out the truth]
So will kill over a million because of 3,000. Sounds like revenge to me. But abortion is murder. Abortion is so bad, but killing hundreds of thousands of people who didn’t do anything to us is being patriotic. Abortion is murder, but the victims will not go to hell. Most of those we bomb from the sky are now in hell. And whose hands are stained with their blood?
But we don’t need to repent. Our ‘God’ is our friend no matter what. We don’t have to apologize for being doofs, unfeeling, unloving, unkind, selfish and stuffed Americans.
But God is not mocked. What we reap we will sow. And Paul is writing to Christians about eternal life, you all — Galatians 5 and 6.
This is no joke. We need to get on our faces. How in the world do we think we can get away with this when we see Jesus face to face? Not only do we openly support preemptive wars, pushing for our 3rd one now (none of which have proven to be justified), but these are fought in Jesus’ name, turning the world against US and Jesus. They know these wars are not just, whether ‘Christians’ do or not.
It does really seem like the core problem in the ‘church,’ today is doctrine. And this clearly includes the doctrine of who God is. Satan has succeeded in his once-saved-always-saved deception by inspiring ‘Christian leaders’ to gut the Word of God, throwing out the Scriptures that tell the truth about who really goes to heaven and who really are God’s children.
Doctrine really is the key.
The Neutered Gospel
I will say the following plainly, because I could think of no other way of saying it. At the risk of bringing the readership of this blog to zero, at the risk of having to wade through dozens of less than friendly e-mails, the following must be stated, and clearly so.
If the gospel messages you’ve been hearing lo’ these many years have never once made you feel uncomfortable then you’ve never really heard the true gospel message. If the gospel messages you’ve been hearing lo’ these many years have never once challenged you then you’ve never really heard the true gospel message. If the gospel messages you’ve been hearing lo’ these many years haven’t accentuated Christ and the cross in perpetuity then you’ve never really heard the true gospel message. If the gospel messages you’ve been hearing lo’ these many years have never once stirred you to repentance, prompted inward introspection, humbled you, caused you to weep and truly see the enormity of your sin, then you’ve never really heard the true gospel message, but a neutered version wherein God is always smiling, the sun is always shining, the birds are always chirping and no matter what you do, God’s holding onto you so tight that you’ll never be able to get away.
In this brave new world of ours, pastors have redefined their roles and become life coaches, no longer preaching a crucified Christ, but rather playing the part of guidance counselor to scores of individuals that can be likened to overactive, petulant, and overgrown children who will not accept being accountable to anyone, be they God or man.
Preachers too have redefined their roles and rather than be concerned about the spiritual wellbeing of those to whom they are ministering they play the therapist, speaking soothing words, in a soothing tone, ensuring anyone within earshot that everything’s going to be alright, that God has mellowed over the centuries, and as long as they ‘bring the tithe into the storehouse’ God will overlook everything else.
It is an understatement when I say that there is enough blame to go around for the farce of a faith many are presenting, living and promulgating today, and the sheep are just as much to blame as the shepherds. In the end these so called shepherds are just giving the people what they wanted aren’t they?
If you preach the truth, if you preach the unadulterated Word of God, wherever you happen to be, you are bound to hear those famous words that seem to be on everyone’s lips nowadays: ‘That’s not the god I serve!’
I’ve heard it more times than I would like to recall, and no matter how often I hear it, it’s still shocking.
‘I don’t like your god, your god is mean, that’s not the god I serve.’
‘But all I did was read from His book’, I would retort, ‘all I did was read from the Bible!’
If you hear the truth being preached, if someone is reading out of the Bible and in your heart you say ‘that’s not the god I serve’, then may I humbly submit to you that you are not serving the true God, but a god of your own making and imagining. A god that you have fashioned in your heart who requires no submission, who requires no obedience, who requires no sacrifice on your part, but is more than happy to let you win the lotto time and again.
It is because we have refashioned and remade God in our own image that the neutered gospel is so widely accepted and received. It is because we didn’t like what God had to say that we chose rebellion rather than submission, and with hammer and chisel in hand we began to sculpt our new and improved deity.
Like the prophets of Baal however, we will know the true impotence of the gods we’ve fashioned when we need them most. When we see the gods of our own making for what they truly are, nothing more than mists and vanities, it will be too late, and though we might cut ourselves and bleed, though we might cry out to the heavens for a sign, these deities we so revel in today, these gods we so honor and worship will remain silent as the empty tomb from which the Christ, the Son of the one true God walked out of two millennia ago.
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.