In the comment was a link to a blog post speaking about how the "Mother" Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, SC - the scene of a recent tragic slaying - was an apostate church steeped in freemasonry. She wanted me to post it on her behalf because she thought it was important for people to know the whole truth about this situation.
Honestly, I knew that this church was a part of Babylon when the news referenced the church's women pastors. Anyone who is born again would know that women cannot be pastors in the Church of God. Somehow, that knowledge was enough for me. While I don't dispute the research presented in the linked blog post, I have to wonder, "Why was that necessary?"
In a recent article about the shootings, the interim pastor stated:
"The blood of the Mother Emmanuel Nine requires us to work until not only justice in this case, but for those who are still living in the margin of life, those who are less fortunate than ourselves, that we stay on the battlefield until there is no more fight to be fought."Is it not clear that this is a worldly endeavor? They are not waging a spiritual war empowered by the blood of Jesus Christ. They are fighting to defend the blood of man in order to bring people a perceived version of justice and comfort in this life. Such is not the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Does it really take deep analysis of the history of this church to understand that it is part of the false church system? Do we have to conduct a breakdown of the history of world systems to know that they are of the world? Shouldn't we be able to know the spirit of an entity (or a person) by applying the word of God (our standard for truth) and the inspiration of the Spirit (the One who guides us into all truth)?
"For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." Ephesians 5:8-11
I am not against research or studying; on this blog you will find posts which are the result of both. However, what is the focus of that research & study? Deep, on-going analysis into freemasonry, the Illuminati, the Kabbalah, and all forms of mysticism will only leave you familiar with the occult. We should not be ignorant about the devices of the enemy, yet his tactics should not be our primary focus. We are to study the word to show ourselves approved (II Timothy 2:15). The truth - the whole truth - is a person named Jesus Christ (John 14:6).
A tabloid used to promote its paper with the catchphrase, "Enquiring minds want to know." Many in the church seem to have become enamored with the acquisition of knowledge in what seems to be a form of Gnosticism. The last thing we should want in this day and age is to become ever learning, but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth (II Timothy 3:7). As things become more volatile in the earth, we are going to need to rely on the Holy Spirit more and more for discernment.
One characteristic of Gnosticism is that it leads to a false presentation of Jesus Christ. Likewise, the author of the Parables blog (the site of the linked blog post suggested to me) depicts a false presentation of Christ. Joseph Herrin believes Jesus Christ to be a created being versus the eternal Son of the Father. He also believes that Hell is not eternal and that all persons will eventually be reconciled with Christ. Others (including myself) have reached out to him in these matters, but he remains stoic. I believe this is why the Lord did not permit this sister to be able to post her comment. He has had me cut ties with Joseph and no longer post any of his work.
Jesus Was and Is Eternally God
My intent here is not to disparage any person, but to call our attention to the importance of how we define truth. If we are not rooted first in Christ, then we will be deceived (Matthew 24:24).
Please be prayerful about who you receive as preaching the truth, especially as these days become darker. Truths can be shared by many, but may our standard always be Christ.
May the Lord keep us in these evil days, as only He can.
A Preoccupation with the Demonic