PTB48a: Conservative Resurgence is a Manifesto of Pharisees of the Scofield Sect.

NOTE: Jeremiah and Prophesy is available in 2 fomats, both on Amazon in paperback and Kindle, links are given below.

NOTE2:  This is from the SunGrist book on Jeremiah and Prophesy, NATIONAL DENS OF THIEVES, which will be in four parts, PTB48a thru PTB48a; and hopefully prove that the Conservative Resurgence is deceit and cover up in the category of Dens of Thieves of Jesus and Jeremiah.

INTRODUCTION:  How does the Conservative resurgence fit into the Den of thieves from Jesus and Jeremiah?

The conservative resurgence was a manifesto of Pharisees of the Scofield sect, an attempt at cover up for a National Den of Thieves.  What it really was as led by Adrian Rogers and his cohorts of the 10-year plan to destroy the spirit of love and evangelism in the SBC, Judge Pressler and Paige Patterson.  It is often overlooked that with false claims for conservative and a literal  Bible, they destroyed the careers and reputations of better Christians than themselves.  Now, how does that fit into the definition of Den of Thieves from Jesus and Jeremiah?  Also they are minimizing and deceiving on the real Second Coming, and hence robbing their people of an essential message of the Bible for Comfort.

At first it may seem a little strong and bold to call the fundamentalist’s controllers of the SBC “dreamers of deceit”, or to call anyone “dreamers of deceit” like Jeremiah, even as God through Jeremiah did years before the destruction of Jerusalem.  {Note in the references from Jeremiah below, how Jeremiah said that he was quoting directly from “the LORD” with the oft repeated “the LORD said or says”.  Also note that the false message of the dreamers was for “peace”, which is okay when the future is really going to be peace instead of calamites; but they were predicted continued prosperity and security under the name of “peace”, when according to God that just was not to be!  What was to be was 70 years of captivity by the more fortunate residents of Jerusalem and Judah.}  Surely you could summarize the statements below from God Himself in terms of God just does not appreciate dreams, vision, false words from God that are lies!  {Lies is something also you will find quite often as God’s summary of the messages and influence of all the official prophets and priests!}

Most of you who read this post are not going to even believe that such Scriptures exist in the Bible, because that is not what you are hearing; most of you can never believe that your official ministers are in the category of these dreamers even though you hear the same words from them; but if you are persistent enough to persevere through this message, you are going to hear the real word of God on eschatology, and from the complete Bible, not the Scofield Notes.  Granted, your ministers today are doing some good even if they have sold out their souls to Scofield on eschatology:  it is much like the official prophets and priests of Jeremiah of whom God said, “they have healed the hurt of my people only slightly”, and they did that by preaching a false peace, security, and prosperity that just was not to be.

1.  Jeremiah 6:13-14.

“Because from the least of them even to the greatest of them, everyone is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even to the priest, everyone deals falsely.  They have also healed the hurt of My people slightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace!  When there is no peace.”

Worse than covetousness and false dealings, the complaint of God against the ministers was that they preached a future of peace, prosperity, and security that was a lie!

2.  It was the ministers {prophets and priests of that day} who kept Jeremiah from preaching the Word of God in the Temple, instead he daily spoke at the gates; and it was this same ministers who lead in false praise chanting and worship, lead the congregation to repeat, “the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD are these {fortified cities, government buildings, and the temple}, although from God’s perspective this provided leadership based on “a trust in lying words” (Jeremiah 7:4), for no longer were these buildings blessed and inhabited by God.

3.  Jeremiah 8:10.

“Everyone is given to covetousness, from the prophet even to the priest.  Everyone deals falsely.”

4.  Jeremiah 23:1,2.

“’Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!’ says the LORD.  Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people:  ‘You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them.  Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings,’ says the LORD.”

5.  “’For both prophet and priest are profane.  Yes, in My house I have found their wickedness,’ says the LORD.”  (Jeremiah 23:11)

6.  “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you.  They make you worthless; they speak a vision of their own heat, not from the mouth of the LORD.”  (Jeremiah 23:16)

7.  “I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran.  I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.”  (Jeremiah 23:21)

8.  “’I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in My name, saying , ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’  How long will this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies?  Indeed they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart…”  (Jeremiah 23:25)

9.  “The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully.”  (Jeremiah 23:28a)

10.  Jeremiah 23:30-32:

“’Therefore behold, I am against the prophets,’ says the LORD, ‘who steal My words everyone from his neighbor.  Behold, I am against the prophets,’ says the LORD, ‘who use their tongues and say, ‘He says.  Behold I am against those who prophesy false dreams,’ says the LORD, and tell them, and cause My people to err by their recklessness.  Yet I did not send them or command them; therefore they shall not profit this people at all,’ says the LORD.”

All the official and professional prophets {preachers} had an eschatology for the future which ignored:  (1) the present “Falling Away” {Jeremiah coined the word “backsliding” to describe it, which is the last 2 stages of the 5 stage Falling Away of II Timothy 4:4,5, the turning away from truth and the turn to fables, another way to describe dreams} condition of God’s people on their “ways and doings”; (2) the imminent destruction of Jerusalem; and (3) dreamed their own visions of peace, security, and prosperity for God’s people.  Well, the fundamentalists preachers of today with their charts and confusing time lines are doing exactly the same thing, not only of the current condition of the “ways and doings” of God’s people in the churches but also on the immediate future {eschatology, end times, or last things}.

2-1:  A Little Current and Oral History on the Fundamentalists of the SBC.

1.  Darby, a divorced Irish Lawyer started the dreams of deceit with his theology of dispensational ism {did worse than the revisionist of secular history in efforts to impose a church history on the history in the book of Revelation}, millennium ism {only “the” and “a” millennium in the Bible but never “one” thousand years like the fundamentalists claim}, and “rapture” {not a Bible word};

2.  Scofield, also a divorced lawyer, and after forsaking law in favor of the pastorate of the First Congregationalists Church in Dallas, Texas, distributed in the backwoods regions of Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee a correspondence course that introduced the infamous Scofield Reference notes on eschatology.

3.  These backwoods preachers of Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas–only their gullibility for Congregations teachings on eschatology remains a mystery that can only be explained in terms of “greed”–solidified the false concepts of one thousand years and a rapture before the Second Coming in their Bible Baptist churches, colleges, and seminaries.

4.  The Scofield Reference Bible became popular among Southern Baptists and Bible Baptist as an easy explanation of the book of Revelation and last things, and to this very day is promoted day in and day out, sort of like the way Satan works always going about to seek whom he may devour and deceive, by a Scofield Bible Association in Memphis, Tennessee.  {We probably can look here for the influence on Bellevue after the retirement of Dr. R. G. Lee and the ascendancy of the fundamentalist leader, Adrian Rogers, who with Charles Stanley and W.A. Criswell lead Bible Baptists to first split the SBC into 3 denominations and then take control of the SBC.

5.  Bible Baptists moved into the more prosperous SBC churches, and finally into control of the SBC fighting against a straw man of liberals and moderates {coming to a head of control when Stanley was elected President of the SBC and Winfred Moore was banished to Baylor, and Bert Dominy and other dedicated SW Seminary professors were forced to leave}; when in reality their primary motivation was to preserve the dreams of deceit on eschatology by Darby and Scofield.  {They had to preserve their sermon notes on last things preached for over a hundred years!}

6.  Meanwhile in SBC churches as the world-wide movement of the Falling, which began approximately 1968, spread into the local churches and denomination with itching ears teachers, purpose driven “wants”, and “they will not endure sound doctrine” {intolerance toward sound doctrine”, SBC churches and positions of denominational leadership began to select preachers, leaders, and even Bible teachers in Sunday school classes of the itching ears and intolerance toward sound doctrine kind.

NOTE:  When you see a preacher or teacher that spreads out all those weird charts and time lines that try to delay the Falling Away and the Second Coming by one thousand plus years, does it not seem to you that it is in the novel, new, and itching ears category as compared to all the rest of the Bible.  Yes, it is a whole new world of interpretation, of history, and of isogesis {reading meaning into the Bible} on the book of Revelation and eschatology started by Darby and Scofield and bought by backwoods preachers, now the top leaders in the SBC and the pastors of prosperous churches.

7.  Like in Jeremiah, where God’s people of Jerusalem told him to stop preaching {prophesying}, fundamentalists preachers ran off teachers of unsound doctrine from the pulpits and seminaries, split the SBC, and told churches only to cool it as all would work out okay {in spite of the obvious decline in the SBC today in any spiritual way that you chose to measure it}, just like the dreamers of deceit in Jeremiah, the official and professional prophets and priests, said that there would be no destruction of Jerusalem, only peace, prosperity, and security.  Sound Bible teachers like Ray Summers at Baylor and McDowell at Southern were moved aside in favor of the weird charts and crazy invented timelines which tend to delay the imminent return of Christ for a thousand plus years!

NOTE: You would have to say that what church leaders have today most in common with the dreamers by deceit, the official and false prophets of Jeremiah, is that both are DEFENDERS OF THE STATUS QUO. You’re alright, we’re alright, and things will continue always as they have since the creation of the SBC unless the “rapture” comes first, then the real Christians will be removed from earth so the rest of the world can go through the Falling Away and the Final Tribulation. It remains a mystery in their theology who will be on earth to fall away from God, Christ, and the Bible if all the church has already been removed to be with Christ.

And sorry, that this post is too large to be in the newsletter.  You may read the rest, and hopefully you will, on the web page “Dreamers of Delay and Deceit on that ONE Day”, at of course http:\\www.biblecombibleman.com , the main web site of SunGrist_Bible.  However, below the Conclusion of this Post is included in order that you do not miss the bottom line!

2-2:  Some Perspective on the Southern Baptist Convention and other fundamentalists.

Henry Steele Commager, formerly of Amherst and recognized authority in American Studies, were very objective in his treatment of THE AMERICAN MIND and of contemporary American Society; and I am sure when he stated that the fundamentalists movement was started by a group of California millionaires, he had no personal axe to grind.  And one would think that the Scofield Reference Bible {what keeps these fictions of eschatology alive} Association in Memphis, Tennessee might have similar connections to a group of millionaires, no doubt the same group that kept the famous former fundamentalist pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church on the air long after his demise.  In short, he like the other leaders who caused the split in the SBC like W.A. Criswell and Charles Stanley did so because of their defence and commitments to the eschatological fables of fiction and deceit from Scofield.  And from a logical standpoint, you can see how the 10% of Americans who own 50% of the wealth are interested in a materialistic kingdom for one thousand years; how they don’t want to admit their part in the Gospel of Wealth and the corollary of success of American Thought, nor the more contemporary Gospel of Prosperity and Health.  They hope that during this hypothetical one thousand year reign of Christ on earth {there is really no such thing taught in the Bible, only in the Scofield Notes}, they can hold onto their vast material holdings; and like many other Christians today who thrive on and encourage this deceit on eschatology from the fundamentalists, they did not admit the present Falling Away of Christians and church members; and certainly deny the possibility of church members still being on earth during the Falling Away and the Final physical tribulation as this old universe crumbles and burns to pieces.

Surely there are some fundamentalists, faithful to their Bible and in particular II Thessalonians, who have not bought the deceit of (1) the false rapture before the Second Coming, (2) the deceitful denial that the Falling Away is currently taking place in their own churches and ministry; (3) self denial that God has sent an intense series of Calamities of the first and second kinds on God’s people of America which started with 911; and (4) who are innocent on both how the Holy Spirit will be withdrawn from earth during the Falling Away, how the Second Coming demands only the 3 signs of withdrawal of the Spirit from earth, a visual on the man of sin which obviously is going to be one of the Muslim leaders that desire the destruction of Jerusalem, and the Falling Away.  And surely there are some remains of the slaughter of the fundamentalists against the SBC, in churches and seminaries and colleges, who have not sold out their souls to the eschatology of the fundamentalists, who only keep silent like the 7,000 who had not bowed their knees to Baal during the days of Elijah, and do so for political reasons and survival in the Convention hierarchy.  {This is part of the professionalism where the politics of the SBC professionals becomes more important than the Bible and the teachings of Jesus.}  It reminds one of how God blessed, in spite of what they thought at first, a few thousands into Captivity under Nebuchadnezzar and Babylon, because He had carefully prepared and chosen this ruler to be his servant of preservation of a select few.  This was in spite of the fact that Jerusalem and the temple were lost as part of the discipline of God, and that they were taken against their will to Babylon.

Surely it is not also possible to accuse these fundamentalists of going as far as the ministers of Jeremiah {the prophets and priests} in their backsliding or Falling Away–now, we are talking about the morality, immorality, worship of false gods, and the forsaking of the Living God–of the abominations and immorality of God’s people of Jeremiah.  However, it is obvious that they are deceiving themselves and their own people on eschatology, on the present Falling Away, on the deception of a false one thousand years and a rapture before the Second Coming, and deceiving their own people that they will not be earth during the Falling Away and the Final physical tribulation as the universe crumbles.  While perhaps not all of the fundamentalists practice this Scofield deceit on eschatology, certainly the more vocal ones today and the ones who split the Convention and destroyed careers and reputations of so-called “moderates”.  {Hopefully you are beginning to see the way, for public relations purposes, fundamentalists have defined a moderate.              A MODERATE IS ONE WHO DOES NOT AGREE WITH THEM ON SCOFIELD ESCHATOLOGY, ONE WHO THINKS WE ARE ALREADY IN THE FALLING AWAY, AND ONE WHO DOES NOT TEACH AND PREACH A RAPTURE BEFORE THE SECOND COMING, AND THAT THE SECOND COMING CAN NOT HAPPEN FOR ONE THOUSAND YEARS, PLUS 40 YEARS, PLUS 7 YEARS–ANYTHING TO PUT IT OFF WHILE THEY MOUTH WORDS OF THE IMMINENT RETURN OF CHRIST.

2-3:  The One Day of the LORD and Lord.

And so great is the deceit and delay of these dreamers and visionaries, that seldom if ever will you hear them teach or preach on the most dominant and persistent concept in the Bible on eschatology:  THE ONE DAY OF THE LORD AND Lord.  {Sometimes called “that” day or “the” day.}  You see like mathematicians they like to make everything complicated:  they want 1000 times 365 days or 365,000 days plus instead of the simple ONE DAY that comes from the Word of God.  They don’t want it simple so they can be unique as if the Word of God came out of them or came to them only.  Would that there was time and space now to list all the Scriptures from the Old and New Testaments on that ONE DAY, so that you might have some hope of rescue from these dreamers of deceit; but instead, except for the mention below of one from the New and one from the Old, you are referred to many posts on http:\\www.biblecombibleman.com to these eschatological topics, especially to the book on SOME SOUNDS OF SOUND FAITH which has a chapter on “The One Day of the LORD and Lord.”

1.  New Testament on the One Day.

“I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath:  blood and fire and vapor of smoke.  The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of THE GREAT AND AWESOME DAY OF THE LORD.”  (Acts 2:19,20)

NOTE:  (1) anytime you find in the Bible, and it is quite often, about the sun and moon becoming dark, then you have found another reference to the events just before that ONE Day, these final calamities, if you would, of the second kind now at work but increasing to that final ONE day; and (2) look up sun and moon in your Bible if you can not wade through all the concordance references to DAY.

2.  Old Testament on the One Day.

NOTE:  First a clue for you when you are about to be dumped on by dreams and deceit on eschatology:  on the negative side anything you hear the non-biblical word “rapture” or the non-biblical “one thousand years” {the bible says “the” thousand and “a” thousand; and on the positive side, when your preacher ignores that what bound Satan for a thousand years was the Coming of the Holy Spirit in great power, glory, and conviction and restraining power on the first day of Pentecost after the Ascension, and weaves some weird story to explain the withdrawal of the Holy Spirit from earth which releases Satan.

“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision!  For THE DAY OF THE LORD is near in the valley of decision.  The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will diminish their brightness.  The LORD also will roar from Zion and utter His voice from Jerusalem.  The heavens and the earth will shake; but the LORD will be a shelter for His people; and the strength of the children of Israel.”  (Joel 3:14-16)

FINAL NOTE:  Look to the book of Romans for the definition of the New Israel, the new Jew, and the new children of Israel and of God.

2-4:  A Short and Sensible Outline of Last Things by Exegesis of the Bible.

1.  DAY OF THE LORD and Lord.  The most consistent words of the Prophets and the Apostles of Jesus, Old Testament and New, were on that One Day of the LORD and Lord.  {fundamentalists armed with the Scofield Reference Bible notes would make it more than One Day, in fact many hard to define days}!

2.  LAST DAYS.   Like Peter quoted from Joel in explained what was happening on the first day of Pentecost after the Ascension, this coming of the Holy Spirit in great power and glory to take the place of Jesus on earth was the beginning of the last days.

3.  The HOLY SPIRIT binds Satan for a long period of history referred to as “a” thousands years, or “the thousand” years {not and never one thousand years} by the very work that He came to do on earth to convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.  {Things that the fundamentalists try to do themselves!}

4.  The Second Coming of Christ {what the One Day of the LORD and Lord became when we learned about it in the New Testament and from Jesus} is delayed by only two large and undeniable and very visible signs, today just like in the First Century when Paul wrote II Thessalonians:  (1) The Falling Away; and (2) a visual by Christians on the Man of Sin, the Son of Perdition.

5.  There are other signs in II Thessalonians, reinforced by the rest of the Bible and the book of Revelation, especially Matthew 24, that put forward these two dominant signs:

     (1) The rising tide of the mystery of lawlessness and sin that Paul saw already at work in the first century, that especially was seen by the Ascended Christ and the Apostle John as they wrote of the problems in the 7 churches of Asia Minor.  Now, you see wholesale national and world-wide lawlessness in the terrorism of fundamentalist Muslims.

     (2).  As “sin abounds and the love of many” church members, the Falling Away, waxes cold, the Holy Spirit is so grieved by sin which His holiness can not take, that God withdraws Him to heaven from this earth.  This withdrawal of the Holy Spirit from earth is what looses or unbinds Satan.  {It can not be one thousand years, only a very long time identified by “a” or “the” thousand–sort of like a placeholder or landmark, because as far was we now 2011 years later from the beginning of last days and the entrance of the Holy Spirit on earth and in power, the Holy Spirit is still hear.  Of course, many Pentecostals and others with their false efforts to generate signs of the Holy Spirit, perhaps will never know the difference, and will keep on going like normal right up to the One Day of the Second Coming of Christ.}

7.  Satan is released from bondage as the Holy Spirt is withdrawn in order to do his worst during the remaining short time, or “little time”, before the culmination of the Falling Away, the final tribulation, and the end of this old earth in favor of a new earth.

7.  Satan and the Son of Perdition lead a giant army against Jerusalem to destroy it. 

NOTE:  Already Israel and Jerusalem are completely surrounded by Muslim nations, and North Korea, that actively seek their total destruction.

8.  Then it all culminates in One Day:  the destruction of the old earth by fire as even the elements melt with a fervent heat; the Second Coming of Christ and the defeat of that large army outside Jerusalem and the camp of the saints; creation of the new heavens and the new earth with the New Jerusalem lowered from heaven to sit on Mount Zion; the separation of sheep and goats as the angels gather the living and the dead from the 4 corners of the earth.

NOTE:  This is a culmination of the destruction of the old earth and this creation of the new earth, a process of the “whole earth travailing in birth pangs” on automatic control up to this point in history of the One Day of the LORD and Lord.  Often even Bible believers, especially others, confuse the two or more kinds of calamites:  (1) those short and more immediate calamities that God brings on His people for chastisement and discipline; and (2) the earthquakes, tsunamis, and other calamites on nature that are on automatic control to complete the God ordained and directed process of destroying the old earth in order to usher in the new earth, complete with a new people of God to populate it!

2-5:  Fundamentalists Willingly Deceive Themselves Before they Deceive the People of God.

How fundamentalists deceive themselves on eschatology is represented by predicting signs of revival in the signs of the Falling Away; yet that is the very nature of the Falling Away.  As church members move further and further away from God, as did God’s people in the time of Jeremiah, they become blind to the evidences of the Falling Away in their own churches and in their Christian lives. What Jerry Falwell predicted as signs of revival in our nation–the evangelistic work of Ted Haggard, the fictional works of Tim Lahaye on eschatology, and the purpose driven popularity of the books by Rick Warren–have provided more current evidences of the 5 stages of the Falling Away as clearly presented in II Timothy 4:4,5:  (1) intolerance toward sound doctrine, (2) church members purpose driven by their own wants and desires rather than the Bible, Christ, and the Holy Spirit; (3) the heaping up of popular Bible teachers, in the local churches and on a nation scale with “itching ears” to match the large number of “itching ears” church members who need the unsound doctrines, especially on eschatology, to soothe their itching ears; (4) the turning away from truth on a massive scale to deny the very existence of the Falling Away, the most determinative event in present day church history as well as in the rest of the world; and (5) the being turned into fables which is the inevitable consequences of the first three stages, beyond the control of churches and church members that have yielded themselves willing to be victims of the first four stages.

2-6:  When All the Official Prophets and Priests Backslide!

In the influence of the fundamentalists, we are seeing a repeat of what happened to God’s people of Jerusalem which lead to their destruction.  The dominant characteristic of such peoples is that they become such a part of the economic, political, and social society of the world, that their very religion becomes that which is despised by God.  {In the jargon of the Bible and evangelists of the past, the churches and Christians have adopted the ways and methods of the “world”.  Just to make popularity and numbers in attendance is worldly!}

1.  Today, like in the Temple of Jerusalem during the time of Jeremiah, God’s people are treating their buildings of worship, government, homes, and protection as if they are owned and blessed by God; when in fact, that heritage has long ago ceased to be.

“The Temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD are these.”  (Jeremiah 7:11)

This repeated chant of daily worship in the temple, much like the repeated and meaningless words of praise songs today, showed the delusions of God’s people and leaders in that while on the very verge of destruction by God through Babylon, they found false security in their architecture and craftsmanship of buildings, the “these” in the words telling us that they thought God was present in not only their Temple but also in their public buildings, their homes of comfort, and their fortresses of walled cities. Ichabod, Ichabod, and Ichabod {God has departed from us as He did from God’s people in Jerusalem.} There was a time when God was present in their homes, their cities, government, and houses of worship; but not more.  That was in the past; and what had happened to the northern kingdom of Israel in the destruction of their own place of worship in Shiloh was promised  by God to also happen to Jerusalem and the nation of Israel.

2.  God’s people had so deluded themselves into thinking that the blessings of God still rested on them–goodness, the fact that they still existed as a nation in spite of so much opposition and in spite of the recent destruction of the northern kingdom of Israel, meant that they were “delivered by God” to just keep on doing things as they had done them for many years.

“We are delivered to do all these abominations.”  (Jeremiah 7:10)

NOTE:  They were saying that the reason we still exist and prosper as a nation and as individuals, the reason God {or gods} continue to bless us with all these magnificent buildings and prosperity is because of these very abominations.  They recalled the revival under King Josiah with spiritual prosperity but not material prosperity.

Certainly the word “abominations” came from God and Jeremiah, hardly a part of the deluded thinking of God’s people of Jerusalem and Judah.  They had so turned away from truth that a spade was no longer a spade, that acts of unrighteousness were actually consider as acts of worship and deliverance.  Yet the very acts of abominations made part of their religious practice and worship, were the basis of unrighteousness for which God warned them of impending judgment.  God’s people could only remain in the land and with the blessings of God “if they thoroughly amended their ways and doings”.

“For if you thoroughly amend your ways and your doings, if you thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbor, if you do not oppress the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, or walk after other gods to your hurt, then I will cause you to dwell in his place, in that land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever.”  (Jeremiah 7:5-7)

3.  How, you ask, can there be such a gap between the ways and doings of God, and the ways and doings of God’s own people?

Well, this total study in the book of Jeremiah has attempted to answer that; but in a nutshell, the answer is in the shocking words of Jeremiah 5:30,31.

“An astonishing and horrible thing has been committed in the land:  the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule by their own power, and My people love to have it so.  But what will you do in the end?”  (Jeremiah 5:30,31)

Surely Chuck Swindoll is right in saying that preachers in the pulpit, and pastors, have become routine about their message and service to the extent of a “shopkeeper”; but like the priest like the people, and it must be considered that so much routine worship today with “spirit” and urgency is the product of the people as well as the preachers.

2-7:  When Dreams Substitute for Revelation.

Prophets {the primary spokesman for God in the land} had substituted their own “dreams” and “wants” for the Message of God about destruction, righteousness, and the future. 

While a third of prophesy, another word for speaking in the church, is to be “comfort”, along with edify and exhort, the prophets of Judah for years had spoken only words of comfort:  (1) you will not be destroyed, nor taken captive by Babylon; and (2) the blessings of God of security and preservation, comfort and prosperity will continue on this nation.  Fundamentalists are doing the same thing today!

1.  Today the fundamentalists evangelists and preachers are telling their congregations that their church is a house of God, and that God will continue to bless them as He did their righteous forefathers.

2.  They are telling God’s people the false gospel of prosperity, peace, and security.

3.  They are passing on dreams and fables that:  (a) there is no such thing as the Falling Away, and (b) that all church people will be removed from this earth before the Falling Away and Final Tribulation.

4.  In order to explain by itching ears teachings, dreams, and wants, and popularity among the people, they have created (a) the fiction of a “rapture” before the Second Coming of Christ and (b) the fiction of one thousand years well before the Second Coming.

2-8:  Professionalism in the Ministry.

What gets preachers, pastors, and evangelists in trouble today is the same thing that caused every official prophet and priest of Jeremiah to go astray:  PROFESSIONALISM.

 Preachers and pastors, like the American people, practice the greed of wanting the better positions, the most status, and the higher salaries from the larger churches.  Then they practice “deceit” to get there and stay there, especially deceit of the Bible realities of “last things”.  In all of that is a cover-up of those motivations and of what really happened in the SBC denomination which culminated in the split into 3 denominations and goes on with spiritual warfare between moderates and fundamentalists, generally underground and undisclosed to the people of the churches.  Have you ever noticed that in the prophets of the Old Testament, God was afraid of the professional prophets and priests?  He selected Jeremiah only to speak His message in the last days before the destruction of Jerusalem; before that He select a tender of sycamore trees to be His spokesman, and on and on through the Old Testament.  Then during the days of Christ on earth, Jesus chose none from among the religious leaders of the Pharisees and Sadducees, except perhaps Matthew the tax collector, to be His apostles.  He chose by and large fisherman.  Of course, Paul was the great exception, a lawyer and a Hebrew leader of the Hebrews.  Yet it was this same Paul who in II Thessalonians gave us the clearest scriptures on the BINDING and LOOSING of Satan by the Holy Spirit!

Wayne Oates in THE CHRISTIAN PASTOR calls this some of the “unspoken influences” of the Pastor.  He is a source of recommendation and reference; he is the first line of defence for the official services of birth, funerals, and weddings.   He must either be a leader, the larger the church the more so, in the association, state, and convention as well as the local ministerial alliance.  Many of the worldly community think of him more as a leader in society than a leader in Christ’s kingdom; and if you could separate in your mind the social and political establishment of the world American order from the kingdom, then most think of the minister as part of the establishment.  {Yes, quite different from the days of Christ and the Apostles!}  No Prophet of the Old Testament except perhaps Isaiah who was court historian or David and Solomon who were kings would be accepted in the large pulpits of today, nor would Jesus and His apostles.  Clothing, or the lack of fine clothing, alone would disqualify them, plus not status in the world, only status in the kingdom of God and of Christ.

2-9:  Some Perspective on the Southern Baptist Convention and other fundamentalists.

Henry Steele Commager, formerly of Amherst and recognized authority in American Studies, were very objective in his treatment of THE AMERICAN MIND and of contemporary American Society; and I am sure when he stated that the fundamentalists movement was started by a group of California millionaires, he had no personal axe to grind.  And one would think that the Scofield Reference Bible {what keeps these fictions of eschatology alive} Association in Memphis, Tennessee might have similar connections to a group of millionaires, no doubt the same group that kept the famous former fundamentalist pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church on the air long after his demise.  In short, he like the other leaders who caused the split in the SBC like W.A. Criswell and Charles Stanley did so because of their defence and commitments to the eschatological fables of fiction and deceit from Scofield.  And from a logical standpoint, you can see how the 10% of Americans who own 50% of the wealth are interested in a materialistic kingdom for one thousand years; how they don’t want to admit their part in the Gospel of Wealth and the corollary of success of American Thought, nor the more contemporary Gospel of Prosperity and Health.  They hope that during this hypothetical one thousand year reign of Christ on earth {there is really no such thing taught in the Bible, only in the Scofield Notes}, they can hold onto their vast material holdings; and like many other Christians today who thrive on and encourage this deceit on eschatology from the fundamentalists, they did not admit the present Falling Away of Christians and church members; and certainly deny the possibility of church members still being on earth during the Falling Away and the Final physical tribulation as this old universe crumbles and burns to pieces.

Surely there are some fundamentalists, faithful to their Bible and in particular II Thessalonians, who have not bought the deceit of (1) the false rapture before the Second Coming, (2) the deceitful denial that the Falling Away is currently taking place in their own churches and ministry; (3) self denial that God has sent an intense series of Calamities of the first and second kinds on God’s people of America which started with 911; and (4) who are innocent on both how the Holy Spirit will be withdrawn from earth during the Falling Away, how the Second Coming demands only the 3 signs of withdrawal of the Spirit from earth, a visual on the man of sin which obviously is going to be one of the Muslim leaders that desire the destruction of Jerusalem, and the Falling Away.  And surely there are some remains of the slaughter of the fundamentalists against the SBC, in churches and seminaries and colleges, who have not sold out their souls to the eschatology of the fundamentalists, who only keep silent like the 7,000 who had not bowed their knees to Baal during the days of Elijah, and do so for political reasons and survival in the Convention hierarchy.  {This is part of the professionalism where the politics of the SBC professionals becomes more important than the Bible and the teachings of Jesus.}  It reminds one of how God blessed, in spite of what they thought at first, a few thousands into Captivity under Nebuchadnezzar and Babylon, because He had carefully prepared and chosen this ruler to be his servant of preservation of a select few.  This was in spite of the fact that Jerusalem and the temple were lost as part of the discipline of God, and that they were taken against their will to Babylon.

Surely it is not also possible to accuse these fundamentalists of going as far as the ministers of Jeremiah {the prophets and priests} in their backsliding or Falling Away–now, we are talking about the morality, immorality, worship of false gods, and the forsaking of the Living God–of the abominations and immorality of God’s people of Jeremiah.  However, it is obvious that they are deceiving themselves and their own people on eschatology, on the present Falling Away, on the deception of a false one thousand years and a rapture before the Second Coming, and deceiving their own people that they will not be earth during the Falling Away and the Final physical tribulation as the universe crumbles.  While perhaps not all of the fundamentalists practice this Scofield deceit on eschatology, certainly the more vocal ones today and the ones who split the Convention and destroyed careers and reputations of so-called “moderates”.  {Hopefully you are beginning to see the way, for public relations purposes, fundamentalists have defined a moderate.              A MODERATE IS ONE WHO DOES NOT AGREE WITH THEM ON SCOFIELD ESCHATOLOGY, ONE WHO THINKS WE ARE ALREADY IN THE FALLING AWAY, AND ONE WHO DOES NOT TEACH AND PREACH A RAPTURE BEFORE THE SECOND COMING, AND THAT THE SECOND COMING CAN NOT HAPPEN FOR ONE THOUSAND YEARS, PLUS 40 YEARS, PLUS 7 YEARS–ANYTHING TO PUT IT OFF WHILE THEY MOUTH WORDS OF THE IMMINENT RETURN OF CHRIST.

And so great is the deceit and delay of these dreamers and visionaries, that seldom if ever will you hear them teach or preach on the most dominant and persistent concept in the Bible on eschatology:  THE ONE DAY OF THE LORD AND Lord.  {Sometimes called “that” day or “the” day.}  You see like mathematicians they like to make everything complicated:  they want 1000 times 365 days or 365,000 days plus instead of the simple ONE DAY that comes from the Word of God.  They don’t want it simple so they can be unique as if the Word of God came out of them or came to them only.  Would that there was time and space now to list all the Scriptures from the Old and New Testaments on that ONE DAY, so that you might have some hope of rescue from these dreamers of deceit; but instead, except for the mention below of one from the New and one from the Old, you are referred to many posts on http:\\www.biblecombibleman.com to these eschatological topics, especially to the book on SOME SOUNDS OF SOUND FAITH which has a chapter on “The One Day of the LORD and Lord.”

1.  New Testament on the One Day.

“I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath:  blood and fire and vapor of smoke.  The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of THE GREAT AND AWESOME DAY OF THE LORD.”  (Acts 2:19,20)

NOTE:  (1) anytime you find in the Bible, and it is quite often, about the sun and moon becoming dark, then you have found another reference to the events just before that ONE Day, these final calamities, if you would, of the second kind now at work but increasing to that final ONE day; and (2) look up sun and moon in your Bible if you can not wade through all the concordance references to DAY.

2.  Old Testament on the One Day.

NOTE:  First a clue for you when you are about to be dumped on by dreams and deceit on eschatology:  on the negative side anything you hear the non-biblical word “rapture” or the non-biblical “one thousand years” {the bible says “the” thousand and “a” thousand; and on the positive side, when your preacher ignores that what bound Satan for a thousand years was the Coming of the Holy Spirit in great power, glory, and conviction and restraining power on the first day of Pentecost after the Ascension, and weaves some weird story to explain the withdrawal of the Holy Spirit from earth which releases Satan.

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