Daily Devotional, Year 3 – October 15 (The False Prophet, Part 20: “The Santa Clauses of The Ecumenical Movement”)

By admin On July 23rd, 2017

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – October 15

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The False Prophet, Part 20: “The Santa Clauses of The Ecumenical Movement”

To read Part 1, go here…JANUARY 26 (The False Prophet: Lying Eyes!)

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Jolly Old Saint Nick is loved by nearly everyone in the world! And why not!?

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After all, he’s always jolly!

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He’s got a 100% positive and upbeat personality!

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He’s never offensive!

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And he flies around the world giving gifts!

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What could be more likeable and lovable than that!?

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Well, unfortunately, there are some real bad aspects to this mythical character which the world adores.

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A MODERN-DAY SANTA

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A certain popular “Christian” speaker in today’s religious scene has developed his own version of the Gospel in which he has eliminated most all of the negativity of the Bible.

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He doesn’t criticize any individual.

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He’s extremely pleasant.

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And in a spiritual sense, he’s loaded with a giant bag of gifts which he hands out to all who will listen to his gospel.

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church evangelist – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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So let’s examine this man’s gospel for a moment.

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Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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A POLLYANNISH GOSPEL

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First of all, this very well-mannered and extremely polished speaker has developed his own gospel in which most of the negativity found so often in the Bible has been all but eliminated.

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Actually, he is much like that charismatic and precocious little girl in the movie (and book), Pollyanna, who decided to develop her own gospel based on the supposed 800 totally positive and 100% happy verses which she removed from the otherwise negative book, the Bible.

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Of course that number, “800”, all-happy Bible verses, is a totally fabricated number, made up by the author of the book, “Pollyanna”

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Pollyanna statue – cropped photo – Wikipedia – Creative Commons 2.0 license

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“PROPHESY NOT…RIGHT THINGS, SPEAK UNTO US SMOOTH THINGS…DECEITS”

Isaiah 30:10

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Yes, this popular evangelist has his own version of Christianity in which he has eliminated just about anything that is offensive to the world, and to the other religions of the world.

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And that fact could very well be compared to Santa’s bag of gifts!

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In other words, this evangelist/philosopher/social-justice advocate and spiritual guru brings out something for everyone!

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For the Eastern religions, he has mingled some spiritualism into his gospel.

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For the Christian look-alike denominations, he speaks of lighting candles and ringing bells, etc…

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For socialists, he’s all about giving to those in need!

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For those who want to pursue money, material goods, and ambitious careers, his own personal lavish lifestyle only proves that he has no problem with that!

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And for those who love their sports and hobbies, so does he, spending hours per week engaging in his own favorite sport!

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And for those who want to cling to their sexual lifestyles, he thinks that those “2,000 year old writings” (the Bible), should be set aside to accommodate the changing morals of our current-day society.

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Yes, this “smoother-than-butter” evangelist accepts just about any and every thing which society accepts!

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ABOVE PHOTO: church evangelist – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“THEY DO ALSO (WREST) THE OTHER SCRIPTURES, UNTO THEIR OWN DESTRUCTION”

2nd Peter 3:16

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And to complete his very own “designer gospel”, this man has masterfully interpreted http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Santa's_Portrait_TNast_1881.jpgthe Bible to accommodate his own ecumenical beliefs.

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Yes, he even has gifts for those who try to adhere to the Bible, to some degree.

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And he speaks “reverently” about the Bible quite often, all the while wrestling away the true meaning of many verses and twisting scripture until it almost seems to come out supporting the current-day popular ideologies, philosophies and politically-correct maxims of this modern society.  And he surrounds his lies with enough truth to deceive many who are not so well versed in scripture.

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ABOVE PICTURE – Adding to or taking from God’s Word, the Bible

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“AS HE (CHRIST)…IS HOLY, SO BE YE HOLY IN ALL MANNER OF CONVERSATION (LIFESTYLE)”

1st Peter 1:15

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Now in contrast to this religious figure, is the life of Jesus, the life of Paul, as well as http://lavistachurchofchrist.org/Pictures/The%20Early%20Church%20Artwork/target8.htmlPeter and the rest of the apostles.

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While this politically-correct evangelist has twisted the Bible to accommodate society’s selfish and erroneous ways, the true followers of Jesus, such as Paul, etc., conformed their lives to the life of Jesus.

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They did not interpret the Bible by philosophizing about it, but strictly compared scripture with scripture, precept upon precept in hopes of transforming their lives into the image of Jesus Christ.

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Paul Shipwrecked – Acts 27:41-44 – www.lavistachurchofchrist.org – Public Domain

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ECUMENISM TODAY

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Unfortunately, there is a growing ecumenical movement afoot today, which is sweeping away various denominations which once attempted to faithfully adhere to sola-scriptura, “the Bible only”!

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And the particular evangelist spot-lighted in today’s devotional is just one of many other evangelists who are likewise attempting to merge all denominations and religions together.

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Oh yes, such “Santa Claus” preachers are obviously going to attract large followings when they preach such a Pollyannish feel-good gospel!

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Ecumenism – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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“COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM, AND BE YE SEPARATE!”

2nd Corinthians 6:17

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But this phenomenon called ecumenism, and those who advocate such a coming-together, are just one more reason why God is calling out His true worshippers to “Come out of her (spiritual Babylon), My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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And though the remnant people who do join this end-time exodus will no longer enjoy the advantages of their local congregation, they will nevertheless find an abundant supply of heavenly bread and spiritual waters upon the mountains of refuge in the day of their flight!

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ABOVE PICTURE – The whore city, Babylon, the apostate church-world – Burgkmair – 1523 AD – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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“And there shall be upon every high mountain,

and upon every high hill,

rivers and streams of waters

in the day of the great slaughter,

when the towers fall…

He shall dwell on high:

his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks:

bread shall be given him;

his waters shall be sure.”

Isaiah 30:25 & 33:16  

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TO READ PART 21, CLICK HERE…November 26 (The False Prophet, Part 21: “The World’s Most Dangerously-Deceptive People!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me a love for truth, so much so, that I begin to search the Bible for truth, no longer listening to these “feel-good” preachers of the prosperity-driven gospels…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1” or you can also read this shorter article…  March 1st (A Designer Jesus!)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOCATING THE DRAGON

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(REVELATION 12 DRAGON IS NOT DRACO!)

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First, let it be stated, that this Dragon Constellation is not the same constellation commonly referred to as “Draco” (photo to right is Draco).

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This Revelation 12 Dragon from Signs Of Heaven, has not been previously recognized. But you will discover that it is a very intricate and complex constellation, once you are comfortable locating it (picture below, right).

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Draco, (Picture right) Ursa Minor Wikipedia share-alike license

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 REVELATION 12 DRAGON  

Revelation 12 Dragon w/text

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The star-charts below (below, right) are from Wikipedia and are combined into one chart to show these three constellations, which the editor has sketched over with these three constellations, as they appear when in the west. Hopefully, this will be an assist in locating these constellations in the night-sky.

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LOCATION…

Wikipedia star-charts winter constellation in West

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The Revelation 12 Dragon Constellation can be located by finding Orion in winter months. The Dragon is to Orion’s left, and the Dragon’s mouth is right next to Orion’s shield. This Dragon’s mouth is the V-like constellation The Hyades Cluster, which is also known as the head of Taurus the Bull. The Dragon’s tail-tip is Pleiades and the lower shaft of his tail is partly of Aries  and Pisces. Then with aid of a dark and starry night, you may begin to connect the mouth and the tail with a very long body in an oval shape. The front and back legs are made of a few stars: the front legs partially of stars from Taurus . The back legs and rear fin are made of 6 stars from the Cetus Constellation.

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BODY HARD TO SEE

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The long oval-shaped body has relatively few stars, but can been seen, howbeit with a dark, starry night. The four stars of the front fins are made partially of Taurus .

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…The Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation” 

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TOMORROW 

October 16 (Noble Bereans, Part 21: “Re-thinking Harold Camping Regarding Proper Bible Interpretation”)

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