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Whenever I walk a few miles with my friend Donna, we always get into such great conversations regarding the Bible, Christianity, and other religions. We discuss what an evil religion like radical Islam does against Christians all over the world, and are seeing ramped up atheistic attacks that are going on against Christian beliefs and practices here in America, too.
Donna sent me an awesome video of a woman [Heidi Mund] in Germany who stood up in her church, protesting that a visiting Imam was allowed to pray to the false god allah in the German Christian church!
Watch what this German woman did when a German Church of the Reformation hosted a concert which included an Imam doing the Muslim call to prayer inside the church. It brings to mind the Dietrich Bonheoffer quote
“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” This is a brave woman!
Wrote back to Donna and said:
Just watched that video and I’m so glad that she had the courage to do that! How heretical it was for this “church” to throw her out and not the Imam! Donna, I think that this is coming to the U.S. With “pastors” like Rick Warren combining Christianity and Islam – creating the new false religion of “Chrislam” – we who hold to the truth need to speak up against such heresy and apostasy!
That woman in Germany was absolutely correct to protest the Imam at the Christian church!!! Not too many people (notice that the congregation either chose to remain silent or chastised her through saying, “it’s just a concert” regarding such heresy happening in their own church!) would have the courage that this woman had to speak up and speak out.
The modern-day mantras of “diversity” at all costs; and “tolerance” (which is actually a code-word used to appease just one side of the issues while silencing Christian belief) makes matters worse every year. The term “anti-discrimination” is overly used in order to push the liberal/progressive/pro-Islam bias of the left while stomping on the free speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of association rights of Christians. Such freedoms are in our founding documents, but since the Constitution is being trashed by the left, these freedoms are being taken away bit by bit, lie by lie, and lawsuit by lawsuit. What they are doing is trampling on the will of We The People; not only through biased judges in courtrooms, but also in every way that they can – especially through voter fraud and IRS abuse.
In chapter 13 of the book of Revelation, we learn about the false prophet’s profile, purpose, program, and ultimately, his punishment.
In “Agents of the Apocalypse,” Dr. Jeremiah writes in chapter seven, “The Beast from the Earth”:
I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. Revelation 13:11
John describes this religious leader as a “beast coming up out of the earth,” which is obviously a metaphor to describe his predatory nature. He is a man, and he is called “the false prophet” three times in the book of Revelation (16:13; 19:20; 20:10).
John profiles the false prophet as a composite of two opposite types of animals: a lamb and a dragon. As a lamb, he will appear meek and mild–counterfeit of the true gentleness of Jesus. [Jesus] warned His followers of such deceivers: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves” (Matthew 7:15; see also Matthew 24:11, 24; Mark 13:22; 1 John 4:1).
As a dragon, the false prophet will manipulate and deceive the masses. “The dynamic appeal of the false prophet will lie in his skill in combining political expediency with religious passion, self-interest with benevolent philanthropy, lofty sentiment with blatant sophistry, moral platitude with unbridled self-indulgence. His oratory will be hypnotic, for he will be able to move the masses to tears or whip them into a frenzy…His deadly appeal will lie in the fact that what he says will sound so right, so sensible, so exactly what unregenerate men have always wanted to hear.”
Sounds eerily familiar…doesn’t it? We have false prophets both in the religious realm and political realm here in the United States. The question is, can YOU, dear reader, recognize them?
For Christ warned us:
“Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
“For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
“See, I have told you beforehand.
This brings to mind Paul’s words in 2 Timothy:
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;
and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.