October 15, 2019

Passing the Torch

by James C. Stephens


 

11.18.2016

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As one briefly considers the Hand of providence in the outcome of the recent US Presidential election, there is little doubt that we have been given a reprieve by Abba, a little extra time. It is the covenant community’s moment to carefully consider the road ahead. It is not a time to let our guard down and return to business as usual, for we live in precarious times.

We’ve seen the enemy.  An adversary in retreat is far more dangerous as they regroup and re-consolidate their forces.  It became obvious in the last eight years, that the mainstream media had become a fifth column for the progressive agenda. During the election, it became clear that we can no longer trust the major channels of information, Silicon Valley, the entrenched two party system with all its fat cat lobbyists and corporate deals, nor the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal judicial system and its renegade justices, nor the Executive branch wielding authority and surveillance powers that it was never intended to exercise.  The failure of millions of Evangelicals to be involved in the political process relinquishing power to progressive coalitions of various stripes pushing a false and divisive narrative is a sign of the Church’s general neglect of taking the lead in issues of the day while holding fast to the true Gospel. The salt has lost its influence in society.

Once again, the Covenant Community should repent, turn back and remember the cry of the Reformation 500 years ago, “Post tenebras lux” (After Darkness, Light).  There was a reason the Reformation occurred when it did. The same vile corruption that was pervasive in the Roman Catholic system has now invaded the very Churches that held fast to the Reformation’s call of Sola Scriptura (“by Scripture alone”); Sola Fide (‘by faith alone”); Sola Gratia(“only grace”); Solus Christus (“Christ alone”); Soli Deo Gloria (“glory to God alone”).

There is massive work to be done and like Nehemiah who surveyed Jerusalem’s broken down walls, we as the covenant community must carefully look at where we’ve gone astray, where we’ve compromised, and where we’ve dropped the standard of our faith. We must re-engage in the work of our generation with more wisdom and tenacity than ever before.

The time is very short.  His coming is immanent. We have been called to seek the welfare of the community we have been called into exile to and in its welfare we shall also have welfare. During the election campaign there was talk of reforming the 501 ©3 system. However, there is more than a need to reform, there is a need to separate from a system based upon the Erastian heresy of the Divine Right of Kings. The probability of the total repeal of this law is quite unlikely, but the Church’s responsibility to leave that system and to return to the Free Church will be the true litmus test of a Church’s belief in the Reformation.  We are not to be unequally yoked to a system which has shown itself to be in direct opposition to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His government.  If a Church is legally bound to the State it is required by Scripture to obey its laws as a fictional entity. The Body of Christ is living and bound only to one King, Yeshua Ha’Moshiach, Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  His Laws are above the laws of the land.

When our KING returns, will He find a faithful remnant holding fast to the cries of the Reformers? Or will He find a lukewarm gathering of those who profess membership in some vestige of Christianity? A faith community that comfortably mingles with other religious practices and rallies around the flagpole of nationalism and pluralism attending the National Day of Prayer co-mingling with a thousand different faiths?

So where from here?

 

Confession of an Unfaithful Bride

1. Confession of an unfaithful Bride:

July 1 2014 Pope Paul and the Dalai Lama and African Bishop

Failure of the Church in the United States of America to maintain its historic roots as a Free Church purchased by the blood of martyrs under the direct authority of the LORD Jesus Christ of Nazareth after 178 years, when in 1954 Senator Lyndon Baines Johnson sponsored a bill establishing the 501 (c) 3 in order to silence the Church selling our eternal inheritance for temporal government favor. The US Government as any temporal power is subject to moral corruption and now actively supports Tibetan Buddhism, and sponsors the Dalai Lama as an instrument of its global political agenda. He was the first Buddhist leader to open the US Senate in prayer and as God-King of Tibet met with every President since Franklin D. Roosevelt. He consults the Nechung Oracle on a regular basis who has met with many leaders in Washington, DC. Leviticus 19:31. The Dalai Lama was the key speaker at the Second Anniversary of September 11, 2001 at the National Cathedral and awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the country’s highest civilian honor. Joel 2:12-17; Rev. 18:1-8.

 

2. Sad Consideration of the Apostasy of the Church.

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In 1993, the Roman Catholic and Tibetan monastics secretly met in Chicago at the Parliament of the World’s Religions. Since then, Catholic Universities, Cathedrals, and Centers have sponsored conferences with the Dalai Lama and or the building of sand mandalas in the United States opening the door to idolatry and the ritual spiritual defilement of the land. They have been joined by Episcopalian, Methodist, Baptist, Moravian, Presbyterian, and other denominations in hosting Tibetan Buddhist lamas who have built sand mandalas in their chapels, hosted the Buddhist Blood Relics, or conducted Tibetan Buddhist healing rituals which directly violate the commandment “You shall have no other gods before Me.” Exodus 20:3; 2 Chronicles 36:14; Revelation 3:16-19; 17:1-18.

3. Repentance: Failure of the Church Gatekeepers.

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Over the last twenty five years, the Dalai Lama has been funded as a modern Balaam to speak in venues to vast numbers of students and adults in institutions which were initially founded to train pastors and missionaries to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. We have failed to honor the fathers and mothers of the faith and have not attended to our duty to do the work of God in our generation and have failed as stewards to faithfully present an unadulterated Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Tibetan Buddhist world. Concurrently, the enemy has planted tantric vases in every state Capital, every high place, National Park, sacred sites, rivers, and lakes in the United States, including conducting the highest Tibetan occult ritual the Kalachakra Ceremony in the US Capitol. Leviticus 18:24, 25.