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This is David Bay, Director of Old Paths Ministries.
And this is the Cutting Edge, a radio program dedicated to warning and informing God's people. This program is committed to the study and exposition of the inerrant, inspired and authoritative Word of God. The views expressed belong to us, and are not necessarily shared by this station.
We are committed to the study and exposition of the inerrant, inspired and authoritative Word of God.
Our society is deteriorating, and Bible-believing Christians are ill-prepared to face that deterioration. This radio program is dedicated to preparing God's people to meet the challenges of the Day, and to encourage obedience to the Word of God in being separated from worldliness and false doctrine.
The moral bankruptcy of our society is well-documented.
Few people understand why we have become morally bankrupt. However, when we look at society through the eyes of God, through the Bible, we can easily see why we are facing the unprecedented troubles today. This study of America through the eyes of God is what we will always do try to here; stay with us for some eye-opening truths.
Now consider the following news briefs:
"Item: Homicide rate among young American men is world's highest ." Providence Journal.
"Item: Julia Parker, from East New York City, was brazenly and publicly shot to death while she was sitting on a car with a group of friends. A gunman strode up, put a gun to the back of her head and opened fire.."That's the code of East New York", said a detective, "you talk to the cops and you're a rat." Police believe Julia was killed because she was seen talking to police about the murder of her friend and thought she was cooperating." New York Daily News.
Item: Abortion is now the most common surgical procedure in America...for every 1,000 live births, there are 353 abortions." Point of View Radio Talk Show .
America is experiencing highest ever rates of Drug Abuse And Addiction.
"Item: The scope of this epidemic is enormous. Every bill in circulation bears microscopic traces of cocaine. That amounts to 12 billion bills worth $230 billion. Why is this happening? Because these bills have, at one time or another, been used in the street purchase of cocaine. US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT.
"Item: Reported cases are now over 2 million, resulting in an estimated 5,000 deaths. Child abuse, which has increased over 700% since 1972, is now the fifth most common cause of death for children."
America's teens are now committing suicide at a rate triple that of 30 years ago.
Pornography has now degenerated into the pit of Hell, with all imaginable sexual perversions now being readily available in Adult Bookstores and in Mass Media.
In Washington State, a Euthanasia bill was almost passed to allow medically-assisted suicides. Additionally, the current best-selling book on the New York Times best-seller Non-fiction list is a book on how to commit suicide.
Americans clearly have devalued human life, to the point where the killing of the physically or mentally handicapped, the elderly, or sick, is no longer unthinkable and is being accepted by many in our society.
1. DEFINING AND EQUATING SATANISM, HUMANISM, PAGANISM, AND NEW AGE MOVEMENT.
These horrors are occurring daily, as we are only too aware. What is happening to our society, that would cause such unbelievable problems? Is there one root cause, or are there many un-related causes? There is one root cause. Consider this: When America was founded in 1776-89, our Forefathers created the Government according to Christian principles. This is not to say that our major political leaders were born-again Christians. What we are saying is that Puritan Christianity was so prevalent among the American population that it influenced all of society, and that political leaders held its views, even though they were not personally saved. Also, many of the leaders immediately below the top echelon were born-again believers.
The net result was that our major fundamental documents which created our system of Government contained Christian precepts from beginning to end. Our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, and our Bill of Rights were all products of Christian doctrine. Most people do not realize that the Constitutional Congress created a 5-man committee to write the Declaration of Independence. One of these men was a fundamentalist preacher of great standing in the Colonies. His active presence on the committee ensured that the dominant Christian viewpoint was amply expressed.
The American Government was created with a Christian foundation, resulting in a series of Governments who, in varying degrees, reflected Christian concerns, compassions, and direction. The American people born in succeeding generations also have been influenced in their attitudes and actions by this Christian foundation.
However, since the mid-1960's, this Christian foundation has been rejected and a Satanic-Values foundation has been laid. Since attitudes and actions of both Governments and its people flow from their foundational base, we should expect that American society would immediately undergo a dramatic transformation from a Christian to a Satanic orientation. If this theory is correct, we should see evidences throughout society of individuals and the Government acting in accordance with Satanic values. What are the predominate Satanic values? The Satanic Bible lists them:
The elevation of these Satanic values to the level of encouraging its members to deliberately indulge in them has produced tremendous societal effects:
And, President Clinton has just vetoed a bill that would prohibit the killing of babies that are full term, killing them in such a way as to remove their brains! Truly, Satan is alive and well in the United States today, and truly, we have changed over to a national Satanic Foundation.
But, there are more evidences that America has replaced its formerly Christian Values Foundation with a Satanic Values Foundation! Satanists hate any one who is imperfect in any way, like the elderly. If our theory is correct, we should see evidences of the killing of this group in America today.
We certainly do see news about the killing of the Elderly, called Euthanasia. Dr. Jack Kevorkian is leading the charge in this matter, trying to force America to change its beliefs to support "assisted suicide". Right now, Dr. Kevorkian is pushing for personal physician assisted suicide, but once that is accomplished, the next step will be for the state to step in to provide the doctors that will "assist" the "suicide". This exact sequence occurred in Germany in the 1920's-1930's, in such a way as to enable that dedicated Satanist, Adolf Hitler, to move National Germany to the point where they would accept, and assist in, the murder of 6 million Jews and 12 million others. We will cover this subject in greater detail in later programs, as we will also discuss the proven plan by which the attitudes of people can be changed over a period of time, in such a way that the change is absolutely invisible! The title of this process is the Six-Step Attitudinal Change Plan. It is being carried out daily in America, impacting you and your families, without your being aware that you are being manipulated! But, more about that later.
Do we see all these types of attitudes and actions in our society? YES!! If fact, these are precisely the kinds of crimes that are filling our daily newspapers and TV programs, that are devastating our country! Consider some more of our problems in light our change to a national Satanic foundation.
You can thus see how this perception that America has replaced its national Christian foundation with a Satanic one, truly answers the question of "why" we are experiencing these many serious problems in an unprecedented manner. Keep this principle in mind, for it will further enlighten you as you proceed throughout our seminar material.
2. DEMONSTRATING INFLUENCE OF SATANISM ON INSTITUTIONS.
All societies are founded on principles or rules called mores or norms. Certain activities considered to be outside the boundries of acceptable behavior are called taboos. Mores and taboos are shaped by institutions. The major institutions in our culture are Government, Schools, Mass Media, and the Church. Satanism has definitely impacted each of these institutions. Consider the following examples:
a. The civil rights movement that permits and redefines sexual perversion as legitimate activity.
b. Governmental support of so-called art which glamorizes and legitimizes homosexual lust, denigrates Christianity and seeks to alter many traditionally-held values in our society. This support comes from the National Endowment For The Arts.
a. Many liberal churches have adopted some of the values of Satanism. Teachings that homosexuality is a valid lifestyle is one example. Observe also the greed and personal pride involved in the lawsuit just concluded in which two TV-Evangelists sued one another over lost income.
b. Many churches have adopted the un-Biblical con-cept that we must become like the world to reach the world. Thus, we compromise and begin to condone so-called Christian Rock.
Listen to the Satanic Bible again, "Look how liberal the churches have become...They are practicing all the things [Satanists] preach...If many religions are denying their own Scriptures because they are 'out-of-date', and are preaching the philosophies of Satanism, why not call it by its rightful name -- Satanism. Certainly, it would be far less critical." Finally, someone has had the courage to call a Spade a Spade!!
a. Public school systems place un-Christian emphasis on Values Clarification, which moves children away from Biblical teaching, emphasizing "personal choice" based only on human reasoning rather than on the objective standard of the Bible.
b. Our courts have re-interpreted law and our Constitution so that it is now unlawful to utter God's name in our public school system, unless it is to curse Him. Further, schools are required to teach the Humanistic theory of Evolution rather than the true Creation story revealed in the book of Genesis.
a. Mass media constantly distorts news coverage so that legitimate Christian positions on all topics is presented as idiotic and even possibly criminal.
b. Situation comedies seek, through the medium of laughter, to change the way in which people think about the values of life. Example: Saturday Night Live uses abominable sketches like their "Church Lady" to poke fun of Christian-ity portraying Satan as an innocent, harmless, fun-loving guy.
3. TYPES OF INDIVIDUALS, SHOWING THAT PERSONS CAN SUBSCRIBE TO VALUES OF SATANISM WITHOUT BEING PRACTICING SATANIST.
Remember, we are not saying that most Americans are practicing Satanists. What we are saying is that most Americans subscribe to some of the values of Satanism in their personal lives. To drive this point home, perhaps it would be helpful to review the 5 types of people in society.
1. One who is on-fire for his religion, attempting to convince others to join him in his persuasion.
2. One who is serious about observing his religious practices and who teaches his children it precepts
3. One who is mildly serious about his religion, but who solidly believe in that religions moral precepts.
4. One who isn't serious at all about religion but who feels constrained to live according to its general precepts in his public life.
5. One who is an outlaw, caring nothing about the religion of his culture and about living according to its precepts, even in his outward life. This type person generally is put into jail to remove his influence from society.
TRANSITION: Individuals whose attitudes are less than on fire but not completely cold about Christianity are now sub-scribing to some Satanic values in the conduct of their personal lives. For some, it may be sex, for another it may be desire for money or possessions, etc., but most Americans today and most American entertainment media have bought into some of the Satanic values. This is God's perspective.
5. LOOK AT THE PROBLEMS OF AMERICA TODAY FROM THIS PERSPECTIVE.
When you look at American society today from this per-spective, you can clearly see why we are suffering from the crimes, perversions, and tragedies which are afflicting us. This situation is now so serious that America is now capable of leading the world into the Satanic New World Order. Most of you have heard this term many times since the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait last year. Presidents Bush and Gorbachev have repeatedly been proclaiming it since then.
What does this term mean? The New World Order is a spiritually occultic term which describes a new reorganiza-tion of the nations of the world into a One-World Government, Economy, and Religion. The Economy would be a Global, cashless economy. The Religion of the world would be renamed the New World Religion and would be a synthesis of all major world religions. The Government would have the United Nations at the top, but would be organized into 10 Supra-Nations, which have already been created on paper. Once these 10 Super-Nations have been established, the Plan for the New World Order envisions a Super-Man to arise, showing great signs and wonders to convince the peoples of the world that he is who he says he is, namely, that he is the Messiah for whom all the world's major religions are now awaiting. He is the Jewish Messiah, Jesus Christ returned, Mohammed returned, and Buddha returned. In a later program, we will show how he intends to accomplish this feat.
But, since the world is at this point in history, we are at the beginning point of the events in Revelation. And America is leading the charge.
6. APPLICATION - EXAMINE LIFE TO SEE IF YOU ARE TRULY BORN AGAIN CHALLENGE TO BE HOLY/SEPARATE
"If you are living a life which is not in obedience to Biblical commandments, come out from that lifestyle."
"If you are a member of a church which is reversing long-held Biblical views, come out from that church. "
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