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This is David Bay, Director of Old Paths Ministries.
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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.
In the last four weeks, we have been focusing upon a unique situation in this country and the world, which we called a "snapshot", wherein the forces advocating change to the New World Order have amassed in unprecedented ways and strength, waiting only the opportune time to attack. This opportune time will be when the Holy Spirit removes His final restraining power, probably with the Rapture of the true Christian Church. As we said at the end of last week's program, we are preparing a four-tape series entitled, "New World Order Straining Against The Restraints". We will be ready to mail out these series by the middle of October, so write us now to order this complimentary series.
As we have been concentrating on this four-week program we have allowed much news to go unreported; therefore, today we shall simply be concentrating upon wide-ranging news which has implications for the planned New World Order. We will begin with an unbelievable advertisement for the appearance of the Anti-Christ, in Time Magazine of all places.
NEWS ITEM: In Time Magazine, on December 31, 1990, the New Age organization, the "Legion Of Good Will", paid for a full page advertisement advertising the return of the Christ. The advertisement was entitled, "What If He Decides To Return Today?", and it features a typical picture of Jesus Christ in the middle of a plate. This message was intended as a New Year's message to the world, and was included only in those Time Magazines which were being bought through home subscription. Magazines being sold off the counter did not contain this advertisement.
The message from the Christ contained the most important themes of the New World Order.
1. The threatened destruction of our planet
"His earthly mansion is in disorder, breaking apart, polluted, infected, neuroticized. That is all we have managed to build over the last 2,000 years."
Remember the final phase of the plan to bring the New World Order into existence, as enunciated in the middle 1700's? "When we come into our kingdom, our orators will expound great problems which have turned humanity upside down in order to bring it at the end under our beneficent rule. Who will ever suspect, then, that all these peoples were stage-managed by us according to a political plan which no one has so much as guessed at in the course of many centuries?"
Since this 1991 New Year's message, we have repeatedly heard that mankind is systematically destroying the world ecologically so rapidly as to create a crisis of unprecedented proportions. This symphony of lies has increased so dramatically in the past two years as to make us realize that the score has reached the climax stage, and is surging toward the end. In this regard, we will be examining Al Gore's new book, "Earth In The Balance". This book is very revealing because it is so filled with gloom and doom because of the environmental problems, and because it represents in one volume all the major themes of the New Age Movement. The book further dramatically reveals the not-so-hidden political agenda toward the New World Order to which the Clinton-Gore team is committed. We are studying this book now, and will be reporting it shortly.
Now, back to our advertisement for the return of the Christ.
2. Secondly, this advertisement talks about his return, which is expected very soon. "...the Christ promised to return to earth. His promise will be brought to consummation. He will return when we least expect Him to, He will be among us. It could be today, perhaps at this very moment."
The wording here parallels true Biblical teaching that Jesus Christ will return when people are least expecting Him. Further, this advertisement adds more confusion by capitalizing the personal pronouns, "Him" and "He" within the context of the sentence, implying Deity. Remember, the Anti-Christ will claim to be Jesus Christ returned to the Christian Community, but will claim to be the long-awaited Messiah whom the Jews have been awaiting. He will also claim to be Mohammed returned and Buddha returned, all in the same spirit.
3. The Legion of Good Will then identifies itself as "an International and unrestrictedly ecumenical entity..." If ever there was doubt about the true intentions of the current Ecumenical Movement, this advertisement should dispel it. Do not be deceived. The goal of the Ecumenical Movement is to produced a unity of the world's religions, timed in conjunction with simultaneous unity in politics and the economy, so that the Anti-Christ can arise. Specifically, the Ecumenical Movement is foreseen as culminating in a new religion called the New World Order Religion. Alice Bailey, in her book, "The Externalisation of the Hierarchy", states that the Christ will reestablish the Ancient Mysteries as the doctrine of the New World Order Religion. Of course, the Ancient Mysteries of which she is talking is the old Pagan Satanic religions of Babylon and Egypt.
This plan for the ecumenical New World Order Religion calls for the Roman Catholic Pope to be its leader and to call it into existence in a specially-convened religious and political conference to be held in Jerusalem.
If your church is currently participating in this Neo-Pagan Ecumenical Movement, you are called by Jesus Christ in Revelation 18:4, to 'Come out from her, my people, so that you may not share in her sins, neither participate in her plagues." The Bible issues many more calls for true believers to come out of their back-slidden churches than to stay within them, trying to reform them. This is certainly the situation today. The End of the Age is to be marked by the true disciples of Jesus Christ separating themselves from the prophesied back-slidden churches.
4. Finally, this advertisement echoes New Age themes when it proclaims that it has adopted Jesus Christ's "crystal-clear love" as its basic philosophy. The writers of the New Age have simply recast the true Jesus Christ into a form which they find more palatable. In their teachings, Jesus Christ is all love; they have eliminated all His teachings on anger over sin, judgment and Hell. Thus, Jesus is reduced to just a doting Grandfather figure who could not ever cast anyone into eternal Hell; the most He could do is to sorrow over all persons who have not allowed their consciousness levels to be properly increased through applying His teachings on love, because such people are going to miss out on the joys of the coming millennia of peace and safety called the New World Order, and will have to be incarnated again later on.
This sad state of apostasy could never have been realized had it not been for formerly true Christian Churches drifting away from teaching the full weight of the Scriptures. Think back upon the sermons and Sunday School lessons in your church; how long has it been since you have heard a message on Hell and judgment? If it has been over a couple of months, you should begin to reflect upon whether your church is part of this Ecumenical Movement which has twisted the full truth of the Gospel into just bland pabulum.
NEWS BRIEF: "Calm Body, Clear Mind: The Chinese Art of Tai Chi Is An Exercise In Relaxation", Lifebeat Section, Providence Journal Bulletin, September 29, 1992. This article clearly shows that classic Eastern Occultism continues to penetrate American society through the medium of Martial Arts and relaxation techniques. This story begins with the common complaint of the stresses and strains of everyday life in our society today. "There has to be some way to deal with all this tension and stress that cause your eyes to hurt, your joints to ache, your stomach to rumble and your general sense of well-being to slump somewhere below wretched."
This sentence is a pretty good definition of the problems of today's American society. No one can deny that these are unprecedented times of stress and trouble. We have enough daily worries to last a life-time. Almost all of us feel the stresses of this recession, the possibility of losing one's job, and the unrelenting bad economic news which is being trumpeted daily from our mass media. Some of us worry about being victims of crime, or of one of our loved ones becoming victims. So many families are in trouble today, fueling stress and conflict daily. But, why should we be so surprised? Paul prophesied in 2 Timothy 3:1, that "...in the last days, there will set in perilous times of great stress and trouble -- hard to deal with and hard to bear." No other single sentence so clearly defines our society today. Why have we seen such unprecedented trouble and stress? Because too many Americans have gotten completely away from the values of Jesus Christ, and too few people are truly born-again.
Paul then prophesies why this society in the last days will become so stressed out. As we examine these causes, ask yourself if this doesn't amply describe America today. Paul says society of the last days will become greatly stressed out and perilous because the people who comprise that society will change. They will become:
Back to our story. Since today's churches cannot teach their members how to live powerful, fulfilled lives through Holy Spirit power, people feel a great spiritual emptiness. This emptiness literally cries out to be filled. Satan steps in to fill this vacuum with his counterfeit spiritual solution. This article preaches the effectiveness of Tai Chi an ancient Chinese practice of occultic meditation and mind control. Tai Chi is similar to other occultic techniques, such as Yoga, in that it teaches its participant to "focus" on the body, imagining that the participant can feel the stream of energy which is supposedly flowing through the body, emanating from certain imaginary points called "Chakra" points. The net effect of all this mumbo jumbo is that the person's mind is cleared of all thoughts and is focused upon "forces" supposedly present in the body. This condition creates the condition wherein the mind begins to lose its normal awareness of connection with the body. Once this weakened awareness has taken hold, the person is then subject, first, to mind manipulation, and secondly, to mind control, and thirdly, to possession.
Be careful of any Eastern occultic technique such as this Tai Chi, or Yoga, or Yen Yang. These practices are not of God, but emanate from Satan. God never teaches that we are to empty our minds of all thoughts; rather, we are to fill our minds with thoughts of His Glory and His Perfections. These techniques are poor counterfeits of this true meditation. Parents, be aware that public schools are teaching these techniques to children as soon as pre-school. They are using health classes or "relaxation" periods instead of traditional recesses to teach this occultism to unsuspecting children.
This article closes by cloaking itself in acceptability by recounting its many achievements:
Do not be deceived. This technique is occultism being marketed in Western words and concepts and to a nation who has been amply prepared for it through its previous rejection of Jesus Christ.
It is truly another sign of the times.
NEWS BRIEF: "Church Of Elvis Sighted In Oregon", Providence Journal Bulletin, September 29, 1992, Lifebeat Section.
This article clearly shows how spiritually empty Americans really are. "When Stephanie Pierce decided to start a church in Portland, Oregon, a few years ago, she wanted the object of worship at her shrine to be something ubiquitous and everlasting...She settled on Elvis." As I read this article, I sensed that Stephanie had cynically decided to establish this "church", undoubtedly as a moneymaking scheme. And this church has definitely made money, in a variety of ways:
1. The church hears confessions, which cost 25 cents. "Plunk a quarter into the Church of Elvis coin slot, and the machine inquires whether the sin you are about to confess is a 'mere thought' or an actual sin of commission. Then, the machine asks if you feel guilty. If you do, you are instructed to make a brief statement of remorse. But if you don't feel guilty..you push a button labeled 'Make My Day'".
I am sure you feel, as do I, that this nonsense is pure blasphemous; however, it does clearly show the extent to which we have fallen as a nation. America is now poking fun at the entire concept of sin, confession, and forgiveness. Can you imagine asking a machine, rather than Omnipotent God for forgiveness of sin. Can you fathom the Satanic blasphemy inherent in the idea that forgiveness of sin can be realized by the puny expenditure of only 25 cents? Jesus paid an infinite penalty of punishment and death to atone for our sin. This makes me more angry than any other part of this entire sorry episode.
This story goes from the blasphemous to the ridiculous. After the sinner has deposited his 25 cents and has indicated his feeling of guilt, he must then choose his sin from among the six which are listed. They must pick the sin which is closest to the one which they committed. The six sins from which they must choose are:
This list simply defames Biblical teaching as to what constitutes sin. Grave sins against the person of God, such as taking His name in vain, or worshipping other gods, are not mentioned. Grave sins against your fellow man, such as murder and theft, are not mentioned. We have truly reached a sorry spiritual condition before God.
Finally, the Church of Elvis dispenses Matrimony Kits for $1; this kit comes complete with "rice, a little bit of money from your Aunt Mildred...a marriage license, the back of which doubles as a ...quickie divorce certificate." This final piece of blasphemy derides God's institution of Marriage and commitment. We should not be too surprised that we are at this point of making fun of marriage, because one of the major, long-term goals of the Illuminati is to destroy the institution of Marriage.
So, the Church of Elvis is alive and doing well in Portland, Oregon, prospering, making lots of money. I lived in Portland for almost 20 years. This city is thoroughly dominated by the New Age Movement, as its sister city to the north, Seattle, Washington. But, make no mistake about the fact that this sad spiritual emptiness in Portland is more representative of the general condition of America than you would like to believe.
This situation reminds me of Jesus' words of condemnation in Revelation, chapter 18, of economic Babylon, a country which dominates the world's economy in the last days and a country which is destroyed in God's judgment fire in "one hour of one day". Listen to Jesus describe the spiritual bondage of this country: "She has become a resort and dwelling place for demons, a dungeon haunted by every loathsome spirit, an abode for every filthy and detestable bird..." These words describe America perfectly today. These are words of bondage. These words describe a nation so totally given over to Satanism that demons not only dwell there, they come there to relax, as the term "resort" implies. How many demonic spirits live in this country? Jesus says, "every" kind of loathsome, filthy, and detestable spirit.
Satan and God have been fighting for the soul of America since the mid-1600's. God has always prevailed, but in these last days, He has done exactly what He foretold He would do: He has gradually began to withdraw His restraining power from this formerly great Christian country. The predictable results have occurred; America has gone the way of Satan. We need to pray for our country now like never before, and we need to keep looking up, for our redemption is drawing near.
NEWS BRIEF: "Perot Entry Scrambles Arithmetic", The Boston Sunday Globe, September 27, 1992, lead page. Ross Perot is likely to reenter the Presidential Race again. Polls are showing that Perot would hurt Bill Clinton more than President Bush in a three-way contest, which is to be expected since Perot is at least as liberal as Clinton. But, this brings up the most important question concerning this most improbable Perot candidacy. With Clinton holding his commanding lead in the polls, why is Perot jumping back into the Presidential race when he will only hurt Clinton, whose policies match up very well with his? Why isn't he just cheerleading for Clinton, urging his followers to vote for the Democratic ticket? After all, news stories have repeatedly emphasized that Perot and Bush had a falling-out many years ago, and their feelings for one another are very bitter. Common sense would dictate that Perot would do nothing to prevent anyone from defeating Bush. Right??
For the past three months, we have been watching Perot continue his registration drive in every state, even though he had officially pulled out of the race. Obviously, his actions were not matching his rhetoric. Either we have just one more instance of the political process gone mad, or we have something occurring here which is hidden. Consider the Perot story in The Wall Street Journal, May 29, 1992, entitled, "Friend In Need". Several years ago, Perot applied for membership in the infamous Council On Foreign Relations, a move which makes sense if he wants to run for President. Remember, the Council On Foreign Relations is THE major think-tank and postgraduate training school for those men who want to substantially advance the cause of the New World Order.
However badly Perot wanted to join the Council On Foreign Relations, he faced the problem of sponsorship. Every candidate must be sponsored by a current member of the organization. Perot got his sponsorship. Would anyone care to guess who his sponsor was? If you guessed President George Bush, you were correct. Not only did President Bush sponsor the candidacy of Ross Perot to the Council On Foreign Relations, he wrote a letter which a Perot aide admitted was "lovely", definitely implying that Bush's support was strongly positive.
Now, doesn't that just beat all? Bitter enemy Bush strongly supported the candidacy of Perot to join the Council On Foreign Relations. We are close to getting to the meat of the hidden agenda. As we have said so many times, this drive to the New World Order is equally supported by both Democrats and Republicans, both Liberals and Conservatives. In fact, the Council On Foreign Relations was created in 1923 for the express purpose of being able to control the American Democratic process in every major election, so that their plans for Global Government, Economy, and Religion would continue unabated, no matter who one the elections. In all major races, both opponents would be a member of the Council, so the agenda would be advanced consistently.
We believe that George Bush is the person chosen by the Great White Brotherhood to lead America and the rest of the world into the New World Order. However, since the Persian Gulf war ended, Bush's unprecedented popularity slipped badly. Who would have guessed this would be possible? It seemed to everyone, including the planners for the New World Order, that Bush had the election in the bag? However, when it became apparent that Bush might be beaten by any Democrat, Perot entered the race as an "outsider" candidate, and as a successful businessman who would be able to solve our economic and national debt problems.
But, Perot succeeded too well, because he appealed to many conservatives who would normally hold their noses when they voted for Bush. How does Perot alienate these voters? He withdraws, thus showing these conservatives that he cannot be trusted after all. I have been saying since then that Perot would reenter the race in time for the election if Bush could not close the gap with Clinton enough to produce victory.
Apparently, this is precisely what is happening. Perot appears to be reentering the Presidential race with the express purpose of pulling enough votes away from one candidate so as to guarantee victory for the other. Before you scoff, remember the arrogant statement of the writers of the New World Order, a statement written in the late 1700's: "When we come into our kingdom, who will ever suspect then that all these peoples were stage-managed by us according to a political plan which no one has so much as guessed at in the course of many centuries." This political plan is attempting to stage-manage you, the electorate, into reelecting George Bush as President.
But, no matter who wins the election, the New World Order goal will continue unabated. Only God's intervention will stop the final implementation of Satan's kingdom and the appearance of his man, Maitreya the Christ, who is the Biblical Anti-Christ. The only preparation for this kingdom is spiritual and the only effective way to battle it is spiritual. Sustained, daily prayer is the only weapon which can hope to reverse Satan's progress.
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