A Ministry of Satan
1Jo 2:18,“Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many anti-christs have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.”
Note: In the last days there are many false prophets, false preachers, false teachers and false brothers and even antichrists. I have met many Chinese preachers who do not preach the Gospel of Christ. I do not know whether they do not know how to preach the Gospel or they do not want to preach the Gospel. Most preachers in the world are occupational preachers; they are not called to be servants of Christ. Jesus says you shall know them by their fruits.
Mat 7:15-18,“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.”
Note: Fruits here means deeds. A false prophet or false preacher is known by his deeds as well as by his false teaching. Crystal Cathedral was the center of prosperity gospel in America and went bankrupt, and that discredited the ministry of its founder. Taiwanese preachers practice a false version of Christianity, not one Taiwanese preacher dares to rebuke Lee Teng-hui and Ma Ying-jeou who publicly worship idols although they claim to be Christians.
Jhn 8:44,“You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
American presidents have lied and killed millions and millions of innocent peoples around the world since the end of World War II, not one American preacher dares to preach against the sins of American presidents. Although almost all American presidents and leaders since the end of World War II claim to be Christians, but Jesus Christ defines liars and killers as children of the devil. Black churches often condone and protect and excuse black preachers who committed greed and sexual immorality.
These are some of the signs of false preachers:
(1). They preach a false gospel such as prosperity gospel, social gospel, political gospel, capitalistic gospel, probability gospel, feminist gospel, liberation gospel, modernist gospel, gay gospel, etc.
(2). They teach false doctrines such as we are all sons of God just as Jesus is a son of God, God is love and there is no hell, heaven is a state of mind, etc. There are infinite varieties of heresies and false teachings just as there are infinite varieties of crookedness. Whatever is contrary to the clear teaching of the Bible is a false doctrine or heresy.
(3). They are greedy and love money and the world.
(4). They commit sexual immorality.
(5). They are arrogant and abusive of power.
(6). They are liars and use the name of God presumptuously.
1Jo 4:1-4,“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.”
Recently the pastor of an American megachurch with thousands of followers, who was twice married and is a father of four, was speaking out to publicly declare he is gay. As I have said before and I say it again, the West is practicing a false version of Christianity. This is just one of many proofs. Apostasy.
1Ti 5:15, “For some have already strayed after Satan.” Stray after in Greek is ektrepō which means to turn away from one in order to follow another. There are false prophets and false preachers and false teachers and false brothers who deliberately turn away from God in order to follow Satan.
"Your words of kindness have been life-giving..."
First，words of man, no matter how much kindness, do not give life.
Only the Word of God gives life.
1Jo 1:1, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of life--.” Jesus Christ says, “It is the spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” (Jhn 6:63) This man who is a preacher of a megachurch does not know the Word.
Second, no one can be supportive to an abominable sin –homosexuality - condemned by God.
Lev 18:22, “You shall not have sex with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” Lev 20:13, “If a man has sex with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them.” Oh, some may say: That was the Old Testament stuff, we are now under grace.
Rom 1:26-28, “For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct.” Now it should be clear to all, the New Testament condemns and defines homosexuality as “dishonorable passions”, “unnatural relations”, “consumed with passion”, “shameless acts”, “due penalty for their error”, “base mind” and “improper conduct.”
Rev 21:27, “But nothing unclean shall enter it, nor any one who practices abomination or falsehood, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.” Yes, sin has pleasure for a moment and you can have many happy memories. Hell is a place of eternal punishment. When you have a wrong perspective, it can never produce a good result. The path of sin is death.
Something needs to be congratulated and recognized that the United Methodist Church at its convention in Tampa, Florida, on May 3, 2012 voted against changing long-held stand in its book of laws and doctrines that calls homosexuality “incompatible with Christian teaching.” Eph 6:13,“Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.” The schemes of the devil by his agents are to distort the Gospel and split the church. The Bible clearly teaches that homosexuality is a sin just as adultery is a sin. There is no such thing as liberals and conservatives in mainline Protestant denominations anywhere. There are only faithful believers and those who fall away. Faithful believers stand firm on the teaching of Jesus Christ as revealed in the New Testament. Those who deviate from the Word of God in faith or conduct are falling from grace. Any church debate is ended by adhering to the revealed doctrine of the Bible. The Bible makes outright prohibitions on gay clergy members and practice of homosexuality. The so-called “pain” of gay church members is self-inflicted; the pain in hell is eternal. Any organization that violates the Christian doctrine and teaching is unworthy to call itself a church –
1Ti 3:15,“But in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the Church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.” Pillar in Greek is stylos which means a prop or support; - it occurs 4 times in the New Testament. Support in Greek is hedraiōma which means ground; - it occurs only once in the New Testament. Truth is the only ground where the Church of Christ stands. The Church can only support the truth in Christ. There is no reconciliation between truth and error, no fellowship between light and darkness, no communion between Christ and the devil. For the same reason, you have no right to worship idols like the leader of Taiwan Ma Ying-jeou and call yourself a Christian. You have no right to call yourself a born-again Christian like a former American president and believe in evolution. The leaders of the United States have no right to call America a Christian nation while being an evil empire of warmongering, greed, corruption and immorality.
Third, condemnation of gay or homosexual is not opinions or viewpoints of men; it is out of the Word of God.
Jud 1:7, “Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise acted immorally and indulged in unnatural lust, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.” Homosexuality is defined as acting immorally and indulging in unnatural lust. The Bible makes it clear; the end of homosexuality is undergoing a punishment of eternal fire. Remember, Sodom and Gomorrah. Homosexuals or gay people are Sodomites or descendants of Sodomites.
Fourth, no gay is fit to be a preacher.
A gay preacher denies the Word of God and dishonors the Lord and betrays the ministry. The ministry of gay is the ministry of Satan because it is not what a ministry should be. For a minister to be gay is like for a leader of nation to be a traitor. Just as a traitor cannot be a leader of nation, so a gay cannot be a minister of God. 2Cr 11:14, “And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.” Christians should come out of a homosexual or gay church and separate themselves from those who call themselves gay Christians. Those who support a gay preacher share his sins. A gay church is a synagogue of Satan. (Rev 2:9) A gay person is disqualified and unqualified to be a preacher or minister.
Tts 1:16, “They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.” Homosexuals are abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work in the sight of God.
Do you know why quite a few prosperity gospel preachers went shipwrecked and ruined and their churches filed for bankruptcy? Jesus says,
Mat 7:20, “Therefore by their fruits you will know them.” The prosperity gospel is a false gospel that bears bad fruits and their preachers are false preachers who committed sexual immorality, divorce, greed, and the love of the world. Something is awful wrong with the congregations that blindly protected their leaders when they fell from grace. True Christians cannot rally around sinful and shameful and disgraced ministers. True believers cannot endorse preachers who publicly discredited their ministry. The true church of Jesus Christ is not led by a man, not any man. The church built by man is not the church of Jesus Christ. The pastor is not the head of the church, Jesus Christ is. The people who joined a church attracted to prosperity gospel are not Christians. The people who joined a church because they wanted material and monetary blessings are not true believers. Preachers who got rich by preaching prosperity gospel, owning $350,000 Bentley and private jets, large bank accounts, multi-million-dollar mansions, living in luxury are not true servants of Christ. You may settle out of court for an undisclosed amount and never admitted any wrongdoing, but you cannot escape God’s judgment. Your sins will find you out.
Rom 1:24-27,“Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.”
Note: The following Scriptures describe Satanic ministry:
Rom 16:18,“For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.”
3:18-19,“For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even
weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is
destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame--who
set their mind on earthly things.”
Fifth, talking to gay and tell them it is o.k. to be gay is against God and against the truth of the Gospel.
The only message for gays is the same message for all
sinners: Repent or you will perish. Any compromise and distortion of the Word
of God is a false gospel. You cannot sin against God and save lives. You cannot
pour gasoline into fire to put out fire. A false gospel leads people to eternal
death, not life.
1Cr 10:6-12, “Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted. And do not become idolaters as were some of them. As it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play." Nor let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them did, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell; nor let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by serpents; nor complain, as some of them also complained, and were destroyed by the destroyer. Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.” Just as all other sinners, homosexuals cannot escape the wrath of God.
Rom 2:5, “But by your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.”
Sixth, all gays or homosexuals like all sinners may repent and believe in Jesus Christ and be saved.
The sin of homosexuals can be forgiven. The precious blood of Jesus Christ can cleanse the sin of homosexuality. Mar 2:17, “When Jesus heard it, He said to them: Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance." Homosexuality is a spiritual sickness.
2Cr 7:10, “For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.”
2Pe 3:9, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” The Gospel of Jesus Christ has power to transform a sinner. Homosexuals may become Christians, but Christians can never become homosexuals. A gay or homosexual is disqualified to be a minister or preacher.
Seventh, Jesus Christ forbids a Christian to have divorce.
Jesus Christ says, “But I say to you that every one who divorces his wife, except on the ground of infidelity, makes her an adulteress; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.” (Mat 5:32) Also
Mat 19:9, “And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for infidelity, and marries another, commits adultery.” Mar 10:11-12, “And He (Christ) said to them: Whoever divorces his wife and marries another, commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”
Luk 16:18,"Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries one who is divorced from a husband commits adultery.” A man has a choice to be gay and divorced, but if he is of any decency he should resign and not be a minister. You cannot trample on the truth and sin against the Holy Spirit.
1Ti 3:2-5, “Now a bishop must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, dignified, hospitable, an apt teacher, no drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, and no lover of money. He must manage his own household well, keeping his children submissive and respectful in every way; for if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how can he care for God's church?”
Eighth, to be gay does not get better.
Sin enslaves people. Sin is a bondage. Sin is a heaven burden. To sin continuously is to get near to hell. To go to hell is not something that gets better. Do not fool people. Do not fool yourself. No one rebels against God will get better.
Jhn 3:36, “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God rests upon him.” The Church of Jesus Christ is eternal, not in the now. What is now will pass away.
Hbr 10:26-30, “For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment and THE FURY OF A FIRE WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES. Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know Him who said: "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY." And again, "THE LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE."”
Obama is the first American president who openly endorses homosexuality and overtly supports legalization of same-sex marriage in America. If you elect a politician who supports same-sex marriage, you share his sin.
There are three things to test a preacher:
(A). Is he greedy for money?
Does he commit sexual immorality?
(C). Does he seek self-glory and is he abusive
If any of the questions is positive, then the man is not and cannot be a servant of Christ. Even if you are not greedy for money, do not commit sexual sins, and do not seek your own glory – that does not prove you are a servant of Christ.
On Easter Sunday （April 8, 2012）I met a white couple from Tasmania, Australia, at a church. I told them many American churches have apostatized and some preachers preached the false gospel called prosperity gospel. The American values are money, power and sex. I explained that false preachers preached that if you give money to their church or ministry, God will open up heaven and pour down blessings on you and make you rich – how it is contrary to the teaching of Jesus Christ. You follow Jesus Christ not with a goal of getting rich; if you are rich, give your money to the poor. I also told them, the Crystal Cathedral, the American center of prosperity gospel, has gone bankrupt. The Christian lady asked, “Is it true?” When I reaffirmed, she spontaneously said: “Amen!” It suddenly dawned on me, Christians everywhere, no matter what national or racial background, who believe in the one true faith, who love the Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible as the Word of God, all have common aspirations and same feelings about spiritual things. All condemn heresy and false gospels.
1Pe 3:3-4, “Your adornment must not be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.”
Note: Western culture which is secular tends to have bad influence on the world by glorification of sex and sex appeal and materialism. I believe Christian girls and women should not wear fashionable clothes that reveal their breasts and private parts. As of today (July 7, 2013) I believe it is wrong for a preacher to wear $10,000 (the value of dollar changes) suit or a Christian lady to wear very expensive fur coat. All because
Mat 8:20,“Jesus said to him: The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”Christians should not live a luxurious lifestyle. There is something seriously wrong with preachers who seek and want luxuries in this life. Prosperity gospel preachers seek riches and enjoy luxuries in this world.
I want the whole world to know that Christianity had been used by Western imperialists and colonialists, recently supremacists and hegemonists, militarists and evildoers to cause so much pain, injustice, death and destruction in the world.
(A). Since ancient times the Roman Catholic Church to the Western Imperial and Colonial powers, including all those nations that started the infamous Opium Wars to oppress China, and most of the wars started after World War II had done evil under the banner of Christianity.
(B). Under the pretext of the “white man’s burden”, European and American empires had done the most atrocious and evil things in conquering many nations of the world and turned them into the colonies.
(C). Catholic European powers conquered Latin American under the slogan of for God and Gold. That was a blasphemous evil deed to launch military conquests of Latin America and robbed their gold (treasures). Jesus Christ says: You cannot serve God and Mammon. European national leaders had the gall to invade South America for God and gold. To put gold on par with God is a blasphemy.
(D). Christianity had been abused and used by Western imperialists to subdue and suppress China, and worse deeds committed by Roman Catholic Church in recent years in covering up Catholic priests and nuns who raped boys and girls for many decades around the world. In ancient times, the Roman Catholic Church killed 6 million Protestants. Wherever a nation was dominated by Catholics, Protestant Christians suffered. Catholic church had committed many crimes and sins in China.
(E). Both Europe and America are practicing a false version of Christianity. False versions of Christianity appear in many false gospels, including prosperity gospel, political gospel, capitalistic gospel, liberation gospel, feminist gospel, possibility gospel, etc.
A black preacher was known for his political-social gospel who claimed he had a dream. His dream did come true for black Americans who got Affirmative Action with many rights and privileges. But this black preacher did not help blacks to improve their moral standing one bit. In fact, since the Johnson Great Society, the U.S. governments (federal, state, city, and county) had spent more than $2 trillion dollars to aid black Americans, but the situation of black Americans not only has not improved, but gets worse with the passage of time. Proofs? Yes, just look at the welfare population, single-parent family population, prison population, gang population, drug addict population, drug and sex trafficking, gay population, school dropout population, teenage pregnancy population, unemployment population, etc. – speak the truth about black situation in America.
Crystal Cathedral was the center of prosperity gospel. What is prosperity gospel? Prosperity gospel is a false gospel which says if you put your money in the church and support the preacher you invest in God, God will open up the windows of heaven and pour His blessings upon you and make you rich. There were a Pentecostal couple who were TV evangelists, they fell from grace and even went to jail for committing frauds, etc. There was a Pentecostal preacher who had a university after his name, came on TV said he had a vision with Jesus Christ, and the Lord commanded every audience of his TV program to send him several thousand dollars or else the Lord would kill him. There are many megachurch pastors in America who preach the prosperity gospel. Prosperity gospel proves to be a failure for Crystal Cathedral pastor because it went bankrupt and the church was sold to the Roman Catholic Church for bi sum of money (if I recall correctly $23 million).
Enough is said about the false gospels such as prosperity gospel, political gospel. There are infinite ways to be crooked; and there are infinite ways to be false. It is not wise to waste time on the false gospels; it is important to take time to learn about the true Gospel of Jesus. Those who believe in false gospels (such as prosperity gospel, political gospel, etc.) could not succeed even in this world; they have no place in Heaven. The true Gospel of Jesus Christ is eternal. What is the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ? Please read The Gospel. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is as simple as ABC or easy as 1,2,3.
(1). God, the Everlasting Father, the Creator of the universe and mankind, loved the world even mankind is not worthy. God loves human beings not because we are good, there is nothing good in man. God loves you and I even we are sinners deserved to perish in hell.
(2). God sent His only Son Jesus Christ to save sinners. Sinners cannot save themselves. You cannot save yourself. I cannot save myself. No one can save himself or herself. Jesus saved sinners by dying for them on the cross, and rose again for our justification. We are saved not by what we have done; we are saved by what Jesus Christ had done, the Righteous for the unrighteous, the Holy One for the unholy. The salvation of God is complete in Jesus Christ.
(3). Believe Jesus Christ in your heart, accept and confess Him as your Lord and Savior and you will be saved. We are saved by grace and through faith in Jesus Christ. This is the free gift of God. To receive Jesus Christ is to receive the eternal life.
You can be saved right now, as easy as ABC or simple as 1,2,3. You can come to Jesus no matter who you are and where you are. Would you pray:
Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I come to you and accept you as my Lord and Savior. Please let your Holy Spirit come into my heart and give me a new life. Amen.
It is a well-known fact that Billy Graham has been invited to the White House since Truman or Eisenhower to George Bush, Jr. many times. I do not know what message or sermon or counsel that Billy Graham gave to each American president. I know Billy Graham is no John the Baptist. And I do not and cannot see any godly influence or spiritual fruit that Billy Graham has on any of the U.S. presidents, including Richard Nixon. I am sure Billy Graham did not point to the U.S. presidents and said that they have been guilty of lying and killing of millions and millions of innocent peoples around the world and making even more millions of peoples living in abject poverty and becoming desperate refugees since the end of World War II. For sure, such a message would not be welcomed in the White House at any time by any U.S. president.
By chance in mid-September 2013 I came across an ad of Billy Graham as follows:
“In [Jesus] name the nations will put their hope” –Matthew 12:21 NIV
If you live in the typical American community–with 100 average neighbors–here's the reality: 7 of your neighbors struggle with depression, even contemplating suicide; 7 abuse or are addicted to drugs or alcohol; 8 are struggling with unemployment; and 60 don't profess to know Jesus Christ as their Savior.
The picture is bleak, but there is hope. Jesus Christ can transform lives that are burdened with fear, insecurity, uncertainty, and pain and offer joy and peace, now and for all eternity. By signing this declaration, you stand with Billy Graham in proclaiming that our nation needs this Good News.
In November 2013, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and Christians across the U.S. and Canada will host My Hope with Billy Graham, a massive media and friendship outreach, to proclaim the Gospel. Submit the form on the right, and we'll send you updates on this outreach and other ways we are sharing the lifesaving message of Jesus Christ.
I will join you in declaring, "I have hope for America because of Jesus Christ."
This is a most misleading and confusing statement.
If it means this: “If the sinful American leaders would confess their sins and repent, there is hope because Jesus Christ can save.” – that I fully subscribe and support.
I can honestly and truthfully say, “In fact, I do not have hope for America because of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ condemns the American leaders who are proven liars and killers as children of the devil.”
Jhn 8:44, “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
I am afraid that simple Graham’s statement might have the meanings contrary to the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I do not have hope with anyone no matter how famous or popular he may be; my hope is in my Lord Jesus Christ. Billy Graham has personal knowledge of American presidents from Truman or Eisenhower down, he cannot claim ignorance. Yet he never preaches against the evil deeds of American presidents. I do not know any American preacher who has preached against the sins of American presidents and officials. Probably Billy Graham has been blinded by Americanism and patriotism; or more likely he is not John the Baptist who dared to rebuke the king. Some preachers are so proud because they have been briefed by the White House. That is his personal matter whether Graham condemns the evil deeds of American presidents or not; what I oppose is the misrepresentation of the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ. There is not one evangelical preacher who dares to say, America is practicing a false version of Christianity. There is not one fundamental American preacher who dares to preach against capitalism and imperialism as incompatible with Christianity. I say to you: the American way of life is the wrong way of life. I am pessimistic about America because I do not believe American leaders will change and repent of their sins in giving up the evil empire and return to a respectable republic. I have no problem with what Jesus Christ is able to do and save, I have problems in believing American leaders and people would change their values and aggressive behavior. American problems are made by American leaders and people and they are Made in the U.S.A. American leaders and people know the Good News in Jesus Christ, but they are not willing to repent and believe.
(1). You cannot declare something in His name and that automatically Jesus Christ will offer you hope. Hope is not something you have by declaration. America has rejected God by word and deed. Obama is the first U.S. president who endorses homosexuality (there are many pagan leaders of nations who even oppose and condemn homosexuality on ground of morality) and supports legalization of same-sex marriage. The hypocrisy and duplicity, immorality, arrogance and greed practiced by American leaders and officials are of the highest order in the world. American leaders rule and dictate the world by their absolute military, political, economic, financial, technological, trade and diplomatic power.
(2). The evil empire of America since the end of World War II has incited and instigated and executed many unjust wars and unholy military interventions of brutal and deadly nature under false pretenses and pretexts which have killed millions of innocent civilians around the world. Not one American leader or official would admit all the lies and evil deeds and murders that America has done so far. On the contrary American leaders always lift up high the banners of righteousness (such as democracy, human rights, freedom, rule of law, responsibility, security, humanitarianism, justice, etc.) to justify their evil deeds or exploitation and oppression through wars of aggression and destruction.
(3). For about 300 years American churches have adulterous and sinful symbiotic relationship with American government because American preachers have implicitly and tacitly supported American capitalism and imperialism.
Jhn 5:38-40, "You do not have His word abiding in you, for you do not believe Him whom He sent. You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.”
There is no hope for those who are unwilling to come to Jesus that they may have life.
Jesus Christ says,
Jhn 6:37: "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.”
There is hope for all who come to Christ because Jesus will certainly not cast them out.
Jhn 10:26-27, “But you do not believe because you are not of My sheep. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”
Here is a burning question for Billy Graham: Do you really believe all the American presidents you know who claim to be Christians are sheep of Jesus, and they hear His voice and follow Him?
(4). Eph 2:12, “Remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.”
America has rejected the teaching of Jesus Christ, how can there be any hope for America? The Bible makes it clear: Without God and without hope. I do not have hope for children of the devil because of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ describes and defines liars and killers as children of the devil. When you know American leaders fit the description and definition of Jesus Christ, how can anyone say “I have hope for America because of Jesus Christ”? Can we hope for something which is contrary to the teaching of Christ? Can I hope gays and homosexuals to be admitted to the Kingdom of heaven because of Jesus Christ? The phrase “because of Jesus Christ” seems to be used as a cover for the damned, cursed, and condemned.
(5). There is no hope for a warmonger, liar and murderer. There is no hope for a nation and people who love money, power and sex above everything. Hope in not grounded in absolute military supremacy. No leaders can stand on lies and falsehood and have hope. Knowing the fear of God, I tried to persuade one American president with total failure. I hope in the Lord that America would change, so I have written the following articles:
We can only have hope in our God and Savior, Jesus Christ. There is no other way. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
The Scriptures prove the true hope, not only for America, but for the whole world:
Tts 2:11-14,“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.”
America cannot and does not offer hope. America does not have hope outside of Christ. Only the redeemed have the blessed hope. America, China, Germany and all kingdoms of this world will vanish. My kingdom is not of this world. My only hope lies in the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus.
Gal 1:6-7,“I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the Gospel of Christ.”
Note: A different gospel is an attempt to distort the Gospel of Christ, just like counterfeit money distorts genuine money, and falsehood distorts the truth. A famous black preacher admitted he believed and preached social gospel, but social gospel and others such as political gospel (liberation theology), prosperity gospel (capitalistic gospel), possibility gospel, positive thinking gospel, etc. are not based on the Word of God, they are false gospels because they distort the Gospel of Christ.
It was reported (Oct 18, 2010) the birthplace of prosperity gospel, Crystal Cathedral, filed for bankruptcy. Apparently, the false gospel had no power to save its cathedral from bankruptcy. The possibility thinking or positive thinking had neither power over its debt nor influence over its creditors. Offering to church is not a path to prosperity or an investment that will bring wealth as some false teachers preach. They only make prosperity gospel preachers rich. Those who preach material blessings above spiritual blessings are false prophets and false preachers. As the Bible says, the love of money is the root of all evil. False gospel cannot stand the test of time, only the Gospel of Jesus Christ is powerful to save those who believe and it is eternal because God is eternal.
When you mix faith, fame, family and fortune, they form an explosive situation. The prosperity gospel is toxic and it has stained and ruined quite a few well-known individuals who were “anointed” to advance and enrich themselves displayed in shameless lavish lifestyle. Those who employ all kinds of secular technologies and formats to attract audience are bound to fail. Just as all fads will lose their charms. Fancy slogans are not the Gospel truths. The members of the Church of Jesus Christ increase by the power of the Holy Spirit as it was done at the early church. Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, it does not depend on the charm and charisma and craft of any individual. It is a great suspect when a preacher becomes a millionaire. In the first place, the idea of spiritual empire is un-Scriptural. It is wrong and immoral for a charismatic preacher to raise funds everywhere in the name of Christ or the Gospel to build business centers for the benefits of his off-springs or descendants as legacy or inheritance. Donations are for the cause of Christ, not individuals. For the church is not a family business or family fortune of anyone. As Gamaliel said, “And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing; but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it—lest you even be found to fight against God."(Act 5:38-39) If the work of Crystal Cathedral is of men, it will come to nothing as it is happening. Time has told the truth. Prosperity gospel is definitely a false gospel.
"I need more help from you. If you are a tither, become a double-tither. If you are not a tither, become a tither. This ministry has earned your trust. This ministry has earned your help.” This sounds like Oral Roberts some years ago who disgracefully begged for money with the pretext of having a “vision” from Jesus. This kind of appeal is un-Biblical; over the years some American preachers have dishonored the Lord. Remember the preacher who had his picture taken at a studio with a fake facade of the Great Wall and proclaimed he was preaching the Gospel in China and therefore asking for money?
How in the world using "Biblical" money management would get a church into debts of more than $43 million? The Bible says, “Owe no one anything.” (Rom 13:8) NIV translates, “Let no debt remain outstanding.” Apostle Paul said, “Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need.” (Phl 4:11-12) Unlike Paul, some American infamous preachers only know how to live in lavish lifestyle. “Tough times never last. Tough people do." Let us see how tough people last and do without begging for money in the name of Jesus Christ? If you give money to support a false church or false preachers, you do not lay up treasures in heaven, you only waste your money to make false preachers rich. The fact that the church which preaches the prosperity gospel was filling for bankruptcy proves the fallacy of the prosperity gospel. The prosperity gospel is a false gospel.
Crystal Cathedral was the center of a false gospel called prosperity gospel. Preachers of prosperity gospel are false preachers. The fact that the Crystal Cathedral has gone bankrupt is a de facto and actual proof that prosperity gospel they preach is a false gospel. Prosperity gospel does not bring prosperity even to the Crystal Cathedral, much less to its followers. The church is not a family business or private enterprise or a spiritual empire to enrich family members. The fact Crystal Cathedral had fired three relatives of the megachurch’s founder tells something is structurally and seriously wrong with the church from the start. The church of Jesus Christ does not belong to the sons and daughters, sons-in-law or daughters-in-law, relatives and friends of any preacher or pastor, directors or producers, elders or deacons, etc. The Crystal Cathedral has sold its church to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange tells you the monolithic Roman Catholic Church is very rich.
There are ways to determine if a preacher is false preacher or not:
(A). 1Ti 6:3-5,“If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, he is conceited and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.”
Note: If a preacher preaches a false gospel, he must be a false preacher, unsound in doctrine. No one who is untrue to the Word of God is a servant of Christ. Prosperity gospel is a false gospel; and there are many other false gospels such as political gospel, social gospel, feminist gospel, racial gospel, capitalistic gospel, possibility thinking gospel, positive thinking gospel, etc.
(B). 1Ti 3:2-5,“A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?)”
Note: What is required of a bishop is required of all preachers. If a preacher is greedy for money, a lover of money, he is a false preacher.
(C). Gal 5:19-21,“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
Note: If a preacher commits adultery or homosexuality, he is a false preacher.
(D). 1Th 2:3-7,“For our exhortation did not come from error or uncleanness, nor was it in deceit. But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts. For neither at any time did we use flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak for covetousness--God is witness. Nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, when we might have made demands as apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among you, just as a nursing mother cherishes her own children.”
If a preacher is abusive, oppressive, deceitful, and seeks glory from men and
mistreats people, he is a false preacher. Some years ago in Orange
County, California, a preacher had
his picture taken at a studio with a mockup background of the Great Wall and he
made a televised appeal by asking for donation because he was preaching in China. That was
a deceitful act. A true servant of Christ cannot be deceitful.
1Pe 5:2-3,“Tend the flock of God that is your charge, not by constraint but willingly, not for shameful gain but eagerly, not as domineering over those in your charge but being examples to the flock.”
Note：The Scripture cited above
spells out the required character, conduct, and attitude
of every preacher or pastor.
Act 20:24, “But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the Gospel of the grace of God.”
Note: Regarding the article written by Franklin Graham (July 22, 2012), some comment is needed.
(A). It is not appropriate to say “Jesus is a model on how to the church should respond to HIV/AIDS.” In the first place Jesus is not a model of this and a model of that. Jesus is the Lord, the Savior of the world. Jesus came into the world “to save sinners,” which was the primary; “to heal the sick” was secondary. The commandment that Jesus Christ gave to the apostles and all believers as He ascended to heaven,
Mar 16:15-16, “And He said to them: Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.”
supreme responsibility of the Church of Jesus Christ is to proclaim the
to every creature, not to do social work, or anything else. It is fine
if the Lord leads a person to do the work of charity or responding to
of those who suffer HIV/AIDS and other illness. It does not mean the
Church of Jesus Christ has to respond when one man has a social agenda,
etc. Once I heard a Chinese pastor was so proud in announcing he was
back from 3-month training in social work in Denmark. Social work is
not preaching the Gospel. The ministry of the Gospel is not social
work, it is spiritual work in reaching sinners and winning souls with
the Gospel of salvation.
(B). It is not appropriate to compare HIV/AIDS with leprosy in Bible times. In the first place no one knew exactly how a person got leprosy in Bible times, not necessarily caused by one’s own behavior. Today how to get HIV/AIDS is very clear and well known. You can get HIV/AIDS by your own conduct. HIV/AIDS can be contracted through blood, body fluids, sexual intercourse, dirty needles, etc. If you do not commit sexual promiscuity or have sex with one infected with HIV/AIDS, or through contaminated blood transfusion, etc. you will never have HIV/AIDS. If you are a homosexual, drug addict, and perform sexual immorality, etc. your chances of getting HIV/AIDS are very high. Once I watched a TV interview, a young white woman maintained her virginity a long time until one day she had sex with a man the first time and she got AIDS. It was heart-breaking. This information is free and does not cost anything. Young and unmarried people should abstain from sex, married couple should be faithful and do not commit extramarital affair. Clean and moral conduct is the best prevention of HIV/AIDS, and you do not need to go to a university or hospital for this instruction.
It is dangerous to cite politicians as model Christians as if they were God’s appointed
or represent the cause of Jesus Christ because there are many American
politicians who are warmongers, liars, corrupt and greedy officials, supremacists
and racists, and children of darkness. Many politicians want God to be on their
side but they are not on God’s side. Too many politicians use Christ and the
Gospel to advance or strengthen their political position and power. It is bad
to mix politics with religion because politics is inherently corrupt. Political
leaders who support and legalize same-sex marriage and homosexuality are not
compatible with Christianity. Political gospel, social gospel and prosperity
gospel are NOT the true Gospel. The treachery is for the Church to stress the
physical above the spiritual, the material over the moral.
(D). It is wrong to say “no matter what they have done in life, God still loves them and He will forgive them.” Jesus says,
Luk 13:5,“I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” There is no automatic forgiveness because God is love. To receive forgiveness of sins, sinners need to repent and believe in Jesus Christ.
Mat 11:20,“Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent.”
saying: The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God
is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel.” Act 2:38,“Peter
said to them: Repent, and each of you be baptized
in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will
receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
I do not know Robert Schuller and not a friend of his. By chance I came across in mid-September 2013 the sad news that Mr. Schuller, 86, has been diagnosed with cancer, has a fist-sized tumor in his esophagus that has spread to his lymph nodes. Probably Robert Schuller is not far from death. Everyone will die anyway sooner or later, that is not what I am concerned here. I know Robert Schuller has been preaching a false gospel which is contrary to the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ. His false gospel has proven to be a failure to his church and his followers. Now is the time for Mr. Schuller to come clean and confess his sins to God and declare to the world that the gospel he has been preaching is a false gospel and ask God for forgiveness. This is the advice of Apostle Peter inspired by the Holy Spirit:
Act 8:22,“Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray the Lord that, if possible, the intention of your heart may be forgiven you.”
Hear ye, Robert Schuller, this may be your last chance!
Hear ye, followers of prosperity gospel!
Hear ye, Americans and peoples of the world!
August 30, 2014
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