Friday, November 25, 2022
The world is awash with fake news as evil spirits in places of authority control the media with agendas that thrive on the denial of truth. It’s an evil mindset where, unless one agrees to deny the truth, then one is ridiculed, silenced, or even threatened. And the media are funded by huge corporations where big money rules the day. This is how U.S. government politics weaponized the FBI, the DOJ and CIA to advance their ungodly lying status quo. Corrupt politicians, like cock roaches, hate coming to the light. Evils in our U.S. government are not unique, but afflict every nation under the sun. In this present age, government corruption will continue to win; the lies, deception and fake news indeed will prevail until Christ establishes His Kingdom on earth.
In this end-time era all falsehoods thrive, even in so-called Christian churches. There was a time when that was not so obvious as evil spirits had not been given authority because God restrained them. But today, as God withdraws His restraint on evil, 2 Thess. 2:6–7, in preparation for “the man of sin…the son of perdition” (2 Thess. 2:3), anti-Christ spirits are increasingly unrestrained for their time has come, and their powers are granted. Those with spiritual discernment recognize that evil is allowed power to conceal truth and advance evil, while true faith in Christ is mocked and hated. In this present time of the end, powerful, wicked spirits are being given authority to prevail against the truth and against God’s true saints according to Dan. 7:21 and Rev. 13:7.
While this occurs in the unbelieving world, you must be aware that just as there is the ever-increasing fake news, there is also an ever-increasing fake church which is built on the exact same principles as the fake news media: the denial of truth. Deciding which media you hear is important, but more importantly, to which church do you give yourself? Spirits of compromise have overtaken many, no, indeed, most churches today. If you need proof of that truth, take note to the number of churches that approve the LGBTQ agenda. Churches who decades ago would never have approved of such abominations, today, not only allow them but approve them. Many so-called Christian churches even approve homosexual pastors and other clergy without regard for God’s Word which forbids the same. It’s clear throughout the Holy Scriptures that people who practice the LGBTQ lifestyle will not “inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Cor. 6:9–10).
God, the Creator of mankind speaks unequivocally against the LGBTQ agenda: “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them” (Lev. 20:13). The New Testament says that, “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. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind to do those things which are not fitting” (Rom. 1:26–28). By God’s standards, (the one that matters) the LGBTQ lifestyle is an abomination which He will punish with eternal separation in outer darkness. And ANY so-called Christian church that approves the LGBTQ lifestyle is a fake church. But today, there are many fake so-called Christian churches who are fallen from the faith by approving the LGBTQ.
Many so-called Christian churches today, like the fake news, thrive on denial of the truth, “having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” (2 Tim. 3:5). In other words, they put on a pretense of loving God and His Word, but when it comes to actually living the truth, they deny truth and demand that others deny the truth with them. Their agenda is destructively self-identified as PRIDE, the very thing that caused Lucifer’s fall. Often, LGBTQ organizers hold GAY PRIDE parades and forcefully demand being allowed to infiltrate public school systems to gather young children to their agenda. LGBTQ DRAG shows and story time readings are commonplace in elementary schools across America. Believe God’s Word and realize that many so-called Christian churches have physically and spiritually desecrated themselves in the wicked LGBTQ agenda. Today, God gives people, and fallen, truth-denying churches time to repent, just as He gave Sodom and Gomorrah time to repent. But the day will come when God will again rain down fire and brimstone and destroy those who practice evil.
Another element of the fake church is the fact that its leadership refuses to warn the people via the testimony of Jesus Christ regarding end-time events and one’s necessity to prepare to endure the seven-year tribulation, as did the five wise virgins of Matt. 25:1–13. Again, the fake church thrives on fake news that it has no need or concern of the things Christ taught would accompany the end-times. The Dispensational pre-tribulation rapture is altogether fake news. And here’s the problem: many people prefer the most popular, the easiest, and most comfortable belief system. And because we who preach Christ’s end-time truths are rebuked and silenced by the majority, the truth remains largely hidden from the people. That’s also how it was in ancient Israel, and history is now repeating itself, which once again validates the Word of God, see Eccl. 1:9–10.
There is an ungodly Latin phrase, “vox populi vox Dei” which means “the voice of the people (is) the voice of God”. Source: merriam-webster.com. In other words, the most popular cultural, academic or religious belief, saying or teaching is equal to God’s Word. That is altogether fake news. Just because the majority of people believe a thing, does not make it equal to the voice of God! Not only that, but in these wicked end-times the truth of God’s Word is constantly in the crosshairs of rebellious naysayers, both in the unbelieving world and in the fake news churches.
In like context, when the unbelieving world began pushing the ungodly “Black Lives Matter” and “Critical Race Theory” agendas, many progressive, culture-pleasing pastors and so-called Bible teachers were totally on board with the unbelieving world, and peddled those anti-Christ agendas from pulpits all across America. Radical unbelievers and instigators of violence desire to, not only rewrite history to suit their ungodly BLM and CRT goals, but to incite anger, saying that white people are by nature racist bigots, and that people of color are suppressed and targeted for exclusion and inequality in an America where anyone with hard work and integrity has equal opportunity to become whatever they aspire to be. Yet, it’s stunning the great number of wicked people who incited violence, looting, burning homes, businesses and properties, were able to get many so-called Christians, pastors, Bible teachers and churches on the side of those evils. But, I tell you this kindly and in the love of Christ, those evils will only worsen as the end approaches.
But, “the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?” (1 Peter 4:17). That judgment is upon the church is very obvious, for many have fallen away from the faith, heeding evil spirits of fake news and LGBTQ desires, rather than preserving the purity and holiness of God’s Word.
Marlin J. Yoder