Who Are the Grievous Wolves?

Paul warned the Ephesians, as the church there was gathered together, that they needed to watch out. They needed to be sure and keep an eye on themselves and the whole church. Trouble was coming.

“For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.” (Acts 20:29-30)

Is this possible, and could this conceivably happen today – in America, in 2015 – in the church?

The real question should be, “why wouldn’t this happen”? Or, “how could this not happen” – is there any possible way?

The simple fact is that it is happening. It has been happening. And it will continue to happen.

Of course there are “grievous wolves” within the congregations of Christians. Think on this for a bit. (And think spiritually, not physicially.)

  • “Wolves” indicates they mean harm to Christ’s “sheep” – actual Christians
  • These wolves say they are Christians.
  • These wolves go to church.
  • These wolves kill and eat sheep. This means they utterly destroy flocks. A wolf – or wolves – will go inside of a church and kill every sheep in the flock. From the inside.
  • Wolves are cunning. Wolves sneak, and stalk, and then pounce and attack at an opportune time.
  • Sheep are no match for the strength of a wolf, once a wolf is close enough to them, or in the midst of the sheep.
  • There will be wolves. They aren’t rare or unheard of. They don’t sometimes attack, and sometimes nurture sheep. No, they are common and are always a threat to sheep.

So who are these wolves? How is a sheep supposed to spot one?

The obvious warning from Paul is that a wolf will “speak perverse things”. They will speak – teach or preach – things that are not aligned with the Bible. This is very simple.

They will oppose what scripture says.

How? By altering it. By saying it means something different than it plainly says. By claiming it doesn’t apply any longer. By claiming the Bible has an error in translation. There are many ways they have, of getting around the plain truth of the Bible.

And people want to hear things that please them. Many times, they are willing to believe anti-Biblical teaching.

There are simple tests to clearly test for a “wolf”. The answers will make things more obvious. Ask the following questions…

  • Did the churches always believe this way – or is this teaching “new” or “updated”?
  • Does this teaching require changing the plain words of the Bible?
  • What is the fruit of this teaching? What will be the eventual fruit of this teaching, if it is allowed to play out over months or years?
  • Who are the other people who agree with or support this teaching? Are they allies of God and His people? Do they love and obey the Bible, or do they normally oppose the Bible?
  • Does this teaching line up with the other well-known, obvious, plain, traditional lessons of the Bible?

Detecting and defending against wolves does require a couple of things. It requires critical thinking – examination of all the facts. To do this, you must be honest about what you observe and give everything consideration. Second, it requires you to read. The Bible, first, and you may need to read and know some things about history. But if you have read the Bible all the way through, you will be a tough sheep to fool. Wolves have a hard time deceiving people who are rooted and grounded in the truth.

Read the Bible. And watch out for the wolves. They are among us.

Love, or Vile Affections

“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:” Romans 1:26 (see Romans 1:16-32 for full context)

Even the affection – the supposed “love” they feel – is vile. It isn’t love, at all.

The affection is a dirty, filthy, perverse affection.

It is affection that isn’t normal in any way.

Nothing can change that. My opinion, your opinion, and any one else’s opinion on this planet – or in the spiritual realms – cannot change the opinion of the LORD. And that’s the one opinion that actually matters.

Religion is the Biggest Cause of Wars in the World?

You’ve probably heard something along the lines of, “religion is the biggest cause of wars in the the world” or “religion starts wars” or that “throughout history, more wars were fought over religion than anything else”. If you’ve sat in just about any classroom, watched any news channel, or read much discussion online, you’ve heard things like this. If you’ve been in discussions with other people, it’s likely you’ve heard sentiments like this.

But is this idea even true?

It seems like it is. But I would like to contend that religion was and is not actually the cause of most wars.

Religion is more often used as an excuse to justify or explain wars.

If we were to take a set of wars – say, all conflicts between sovereign states in the last five or ten centuries – and examine (historically) the beginnings of those conflicts, I submit that we would find something other than religion started them.

What’s the most likely reason for most wars? Money.

The biggest reason for wars has always been possession or control of resources, land, or trade routes. In other words, money. Not, somehow, “religion”. If you think about it – and examine history – you will see that “money” as the cause of wars makes much more sense.

It’s especially ridiculous when people claim Christianity has caused wars. The fact is that Christianity is anything but war-like. If anything, it’s the true “religion of peace”. One of the titles of it’s Lord – Jesus – is “Prince of Peace”. Anyone who says differently is lying and misrepresenting the principles upon which the church was founded.

But as with many things in the world system, where up is down and right is wrong – an inversion of truth has been boldly stated and believed and accepted. What does this world tell us the “religion of peace” is? They say it’s Islam.

What makes this most ridiculous is that of all the religions – not just Christendom but Judaism, Buddhism, paganism, mysticism and anything in between – there’s only one that has distinct and clear calls to make war and kill unbelievers. This is provable, documented, and obvious. Everyone sees incidents proving it (on the news) on a regular basis. Which religion is it?

Islam.

A Believer’s Relationship with the World

The world – not the literal planet we live on, but the world system – has nothing of substance or value to offer anyone. At best, the influence of the world causes a person to be indifferent towards God. At worst, the influence of this world will cause a person to hate God and anything that reminds the person of God.

As a believer, you are not intended to blend into the world, or to befriend the world, or to imitate the world, or to love the world. You are intended to overcome this system and philosophy called “the world”.

1 John 5:4 “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”

You certainly won’t make (m)any friends – among believers and unbelievers alike – if you decide to become separate from this world in any way. You’ll be looked upon as weird, different, and perhaps even dangerous. Very few people can understand a person who isn’t in love with this world. So if you are persecuted (or even prosecuted) for your efforts to live peacefully but separately from this world’s ways, don’t be surprised.

1 John 3:13 “Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.”

Gaining people’s approval shouldn’t be your prime goal in this life. It shouldn’t even be in your top ten list of achievements. What does it matter if people pat you on the back? Did the authorities, the rich men, and the leaders of Jerusalem pat Jesus on the back? No, they put him in prison, tortured him, and killed him. All because, basically, He spoke the truth. Don’t think the authorities of today would do any less to you, and for less. This world will not love you, ever. And you shouldn’t fall in love with it.

1 John 2:15 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”

So, what should a believer’s relationship with the world be? It should be very simple: that of an ambassador (2 Cor. 5:18-19). A believer is a witness. A believer is a light. A believer is merely a traveler, passing through (Heb. 11:3).

2 Corinthians 6:14 “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”

Science and the Occult

“Before the Age Enlightment; Science and the Occult were together. After the Age Enlightment there was a division between the two and I believe that prior to the return of the LORD the two will unite again. I am of the impression that the powers shaping the current world events extend well beyond the physical realm.”
Source: http://raptureready.com/soap2/rauf7.html

Digital Remnant Broadcast – Update for 10/16/2014

Situation report for October 16, 2014.
– Ebola, the topic you can’t escape – and my conclusions about it.

LINKS
The US Army Medical Research Institute Biological Casualties Handbook concludes Ebola is transmittable via the air.

The University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy indicates Ebola might be transmittable via the air.

Do not just believe what you hear on the news, without question. How can that be sane or reasonable? (It’s not.) Question, research, read, and dig for more info. Always.

Coming Persecution to U.S. Christians? / News Headlines for Oct. 10, 2014

Is persecution coming to U.S. Christians?

Paul Washer thinks so. He makes great points in this under-4-minute video clip:

Pay attention to what he says regarding martyrs and what was publicly stated as the reason(s) for their arrest and/or execution. (He says they were presented as being some kind of “enemies of the state”.)

Paul Washer’s message pulls no punches. He is to the point, blunt, and clear. His message doesn’t carry the happy aura of supposedly-coming “victory” that people such as Joel Osteen preach, but the issue here isn’t whether or not the message is pleasant to hear, is it? No. The issue that we are concerned with is whether or not the message is true.

If Paul Washer’s assessment is indeed true – how are you preparing yourself and your family? If persecution is going to intensify against Christians in the U.S. (and other Western nations), it would make sense to not only prepare physically but prepare spiritually.

That is the important take-away you need to get from this. It’s coming, readers. Get your spiritual life in order.


Have ISIS Members Already Been Captured in the USA? – Border Patrol Agent Slams Feds: “We All Know Who We’ve Captured… You Can’t Keep This Kind Of Information A Secret”…”this agent insists terrorist organizations are operating in Mexico and he says that he is aware of at least four Islamic State insurgents that have already been detained by the government”. I’m sorry…but I refuse to ignore this news. Not only does it make SENSE but if it’s true then the implications for our public safety are enormous. Just imagine who might have successfully gotten into our country without being caught.

Ebola in Bible Prophecy – What does the Bible have to say about Ebola and the end times?

NC murder suspect with ‘devil name’ was ‘possessed,’ ‘sacrificed’ animals and ate their hearts – Again I ask: are demon-possessions increasing in our country? (I think they are.) Even if you don’t believe in the devil or in demon-possession, this guy did believe in it and acted like he was possessed. No matter if he was possessed or not, he was a very dangerous individual.

UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER ONLINE ABORTION COURSE – More evidence that our nation is degenerating and that the LORD will be forced to enact judgement on the U.S.A. What sort of supposedly “civilized” people would kill their own young? This is an example of true, literal insane thinking. “Evil” doesn’t begin to describe this college course.

Police: Letter Threatens To Behead Elementary School Students In 3 RI Communities – Was this letter genuine? If this letter made it into the news, what sorts of things are we not being told? Who wrote the letter, and do they represent Islamic beliefs? The “liberals” will say “It’s not ‘true’ Islam, because Islam is a religion of peace.” But do the finer points of Muslim theology matter when killings are actually taking place? No. Let’s be practical and realistic here. Remember what I always say (when discussing the existence of Illuminati, or Satanic cults, or whatever): it doesn’t matter if YOU believe it; what matters is that THEY believe it. There are people out there who want to harm others. Be vigilant.

I’m not necessarily a Vladimir Putin fan, but I DO like this quote: “It is impossible to move forward without spiritual, cultural, and national self-determination”. Ask yourself, does your nation have any of the above characteristics? Do YOU have any of those characteristics? The answers will show you why we (as a people) and possibly you (as an individual) are in trouble.

News Headlines for Oct. 1, 2014

Father Of ISIS Social Media Guru Still President Of Islamic Elementary School In US“Ahmed’s father, Abdulbadi Abousamra, has served as a president or board member of several mosques, Islamic schools, and Muslim political organizations in Massachusetts from the mid-1990s, and is still the president of an Islamic elementary school.”

Who Else Did the Dallas Ebola Victim Infect? – It seems likely that at least one or more other people were exposed.

Health Officials Tracing Dallas Ebola Patient’s Path – Remember, the publicly-known victim was asymptomatic for some time during which he could have exposed others to the virus. Don’t think for a second that the officials are telling you everything.

CDC REFUSES TO DIRECTLY ANSWER IF EBOLA PATIENT A US CITIZEN – “When directly asked if the patient is an American citizen, Frieden would only say, ‘He is visiting family who live in this country. Do we have any other questions in the room?'” Because not only are our country’s leaders usually dishonest, but they are overwhelmingly cowards. Do you trust these people?

Mohammed’s Favorite Sword – Can anyone name Moses’ or Jesus’ favorite swords? Didn’t think so. But Mohammed had a few he really liked, including his favorite sword called “Cleaver of Vertebrae”. (But remember, killing people has nothing to do with Islam – it’s the Religion of Peace™!)

Prosecutor downplays Islamic aspects of Oklahoma beheading – You’re not surprised, I hope.

Oklahoma Terror and Gun Control – The media hasn’t reported honestly and fully on the OK beheading. Yes, they downplayed the “gun” aspect of the story because it doesn’t fit into the “gun control” narrative they push.

French Supermarket Sells Muslim-Branded AK-47 Toy for 1 Euro – This article is from a liberal website. You can almost hear their shrill shrieks because of this toy’s supposed racism. I ask: do not Muslim fighters often carry AK-47’s? Maybe this toy should come with a toy sword or small toy beheading blade as well.

Digital Remnant Broadcast – Update for 9/29/2014

In this broadcast I discuss ISIS, the future of America, and mention some of the signs you can expect to see in the near future. Do “prophetic events” still happen in 2014 society? Are the things in the news of any spiritual significance? What is the connection between the Black Mass in Oklahoma and recent events such as the beheading?

Links

Oklahoma Black Mass [LINK] – The physical results were ho-hum. But what were the spiritual ramifications?

What We Learned About the OK Beheading Suspect [LINK] – #9 shows him making the ISIS fighter hand signal.

Oklahoma Muslims Praise Allah for Beheading [LINK] – Where are the “moderate Muslims” when you need ‘em?

Second OK Muslim Threatens to Behead Co-worker [LINK 1] [LINK 2] – Said beheading Christians is “just what we do”.

From a Food Plant Worker: “I work for a produce repackaging company wheres about 400 Muslims are employed, about half of which use knives with 12″ blades…The question I have now is, how long before mass beheadings begin taking place in other food processing facilities where the employees are predominantly Muslim?” [LINK] – Yeah, very good question. And a timely question.  I would watch my back….er, neck.