Is Jesus Coming Soon?

Is Jesus coming soon? Are we living in the “last days”? What are the latest signs that we are now in the “end times”? Could we be in “the tribulation” period? Do you think Donald Trump could be the anti-Christ? Will there be a future destruction of the physical planet and universe replaced with a “new heaven and earth”? What is the biblical story of prophecy?

There is perhaps no subject more compelling, more preached about and discussed than the so-called “second coming” of Jesus Christ. There is also nothing more speculative. This prophetic subject, since AD 44 until the present day, has been of intense interest, peppered with numerous predictions about when Jesus would come again. And, there are many opinions about the prophetic future.

Is Jesus Coming Soon?

The Biblical Story of Prophecy (Book Six in the Covenant Heritage Series) will address and answer one question. Is Jesus coming soon? According to the evidence of the biblical and historical context of the New Testament, what is the time frame of the coming of Jesus Christ? We anticipate this book will be ready for distribution in the late Spring of 2017.

Two Critical Factors

We believe that the reason there are so many differing and conflicting beliefs about Jesus’ coming is that two indispensable factors have rarely been taken into consideration. First, the context of the whole Bible is not understood by the vast majority of Catholics and Protestants. Unless it is correctly discerned, the many New Testament passages about Jesus’ coming will be grossly misunderstood. This is why we wrote Books One through Four of the Covenant Heritage Series. Prophecy must be interpreted in light of the overall context of the Bible.

The second factor involves many aspects of interpreting the language of prophecy. One of the most predominant mistakes that many people make regarding prophecy is to interpret it from a Western material and literal viewpoint. Disregarding the many examples of prophetic language and imagery results in further misunderstanding and misapplication of prophecy.

Our Approach

Correctly understanding what Jesus and His Apostles taught about His coming is centered on the foundation of the most important principle of interpretation. This one principle is, perhaps, the most overlooked and disregarded one of all. And without the strict, unfailing application of this one principle, all the New Testament passages on the coming of Jesus will be distorted in respect to their intended meaning.

What is that one principle? We would like to tell you, but you will have to wait to read the book. All we can tell you now is that it will be worth the wait.

Perspective

What we can tell you is the very important significance of this question regarding the time frame of Jesus’ coming. What you think about the future will determine the perspective you have regarding the present reality. For example, if you believe that the national and global economy will completely implode in October of 2017, then that will contribute to how you see your present situation and what you will need to do to prepare. What you think about the future determines what you think about the present time. Answering the question about the time frame of Jesus return is fundamental to your present perspective of life for you and your family.

Purpose

This book, The Biblical Story of Prophecy, also will help answer the question of your life’s purpose. Who are you? Why were you created? What are you supposed to be doing and why? The question and answer about the time frame of the coming of Jesus Christ may just help you find your purpose.

Updates

Stay tuned for future updates about our preparations to release The Biblical Story of Prophecy. It’s been two years in the making as we researched this important subject. We are excited that its publication is “at hand.”

By Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv

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The Truth about Racial Equality and Integration

Racial equality and integration must be pursued by the highly controlled media, government, educational and religious institutions. It is the obsessive intent of these pillars of social engineering to equalize and integrate the races no matter what the consequences that might result. I want to provide a brief updated list of illustrations that I have become aware of recently that, once again, demonstrate the reality of the racial equality and integration movement. Of course, the following is only a scintilla of the evidence of this ridiculously insane movement.

Crime

The most up-to-date statistics, Color of Crime,  was released last fall that will never be acknowledged or discussed by the lying, morally deficient media, government, education and religious world system. So, don’t expect them to.

Added to this, recently two Negros abducted two men in Indiana, beat them and forced them to strip naked and fight each other.

“The victims told police they were asked to come to a home on Madison Court where they were beaten with a baseball bat and forced to remove their clothing while the brothers demanded that they confess to the break-in [that they did not commit] and threatened to kill them. The two were then forced to fight each other at gun point, according to court documents.” – by Katie Cox, Dec. 21, 2016, TheIndyChannel.com

New details of the kidnapping emerged, except the news reports never said whether the victims were White men or not. So, I emailed one of the reporters on the case on this question. He did not respond. In other words, the victims were White.

Of course, had White guys been the criminal perpetrators and the victims Negros, it would have been global headlines for weeks. But you won’t hear much more about this case. It will be buried.

* * * * * * * *

Most White people are unaware of the non-White criminal gangs and what they are doing. Seems other White lands also have the same problem – like in Melbourne, Australia.

“Melbourne, Australia—The spike in street crime to more than one million incidents in the last year is largely due to the activities of ‘Apex’ gang whose members are all from a ‘Sudanese refugee background,’ police say…

According to a report on Australia’s 7 News, police have blamed the Apex gang for what they say is an ‘alarming spike’ in violent crime in Melbourne, with Victoria’s crime rate soaring by 12.4 percent in the past year.

“7 News said that the one million recorded offences have led to ‘claims young thieves are running riot on the suburbs.’

“Car thefts are up 22 percent across Victoria, while house burglaries have increased almost 14 percent.

“Weapons and explosives offences have soared 18.5 percent, theft has increased 16 percent, and drug use and possession is up 13.4 percent. Reported family violence offences have also jumped 10 percent since last year, the figures also revealed…

“We are finding that we are arresting the same young people again and again and again…We’re hearing it’s easier for them to deal drugs than to deal with the bureaucracy of Centrelink’ [the job agency]. For them it’s easier to steal than to work.” – by TNO Staff, July 24, 2016, NewsObserverOnline.com

What’s the problem? Never will you hear the media tell you it’s an immigration problem nor will the government or churches demand the remedy to the problem, which is to round them up and ship them out. I discuss the non-White gang problem in America in Book Five of the Covenant Heritage Series, The Greatest Deception of Our Time

Another “Hate” Hoax

It was reported that “a black Mississippi church” was burned. So, the Negro mayor of Leland, Mississippi “who took office several months ago on a pledge of racial unity – urged officials to investigate it as a possible hate crime.”  The FBI was more than willing to get involved. They love that sort of thing.

But the problem was that a Negro male was arrested and charged with “first-degree arson.” Oops. Ah, no – it wasn’t a White hate crime after all. The mayor assumed it was a White crime. Isn’t that called “racial profiling”?

“Chris Orr, a Greenville resident and former police officer for the city, expressed frustration over the mayor’s early words about the fire.  ‘I have a lot of respect for the mayor,’ Orr, who is white, said Thursday. “But, classifying this as a hate crime of a ‘historically black church in a black community’ before the investigation even got going good was basically profiling the suspect as a white person, whether he directly said it or not.’” – by Emily Wagster Pettus, Dec. 22, 2016, FoxNews.com

What a major disappointment it must have been for the racial-trolling liberal media. But this racial ‘hate” hoax stuff happens all the time.

Obongo

The ongoing occupant of the White House (not gone soon enough) has for the last eight years made it his policy to flood this historic White nation with foreign immigrants from all over the globe. At every turn, in every category, Obongo has promoted and advanced all non-Whites at the expense of White people. (I discuss this, too, at length in my book, The Greatest Deception of Our Time.

So, back in 2016 in a commencement address at the all Negro Howard University he boasted to the graduating class:

“Be confident in your heritage. Be confident in your blackness.” – by Leah Donnella, May 10, 2016, NPR.org

If this guy is so racially neutral, why is he saying this? Why not leave race out of it? The answer is because Obongo was promoting racial consciousness for Negros, but he can get away with it because he claims he’s a Negro and he was addressing Negros. But never would he give equal treatment to Whites. That would be unspeakable in this racial equality and integration movement.

Then, just recently, he gave one of his last interviews in which he gloated:

“With respect to how we deal with each other, the demographics of the country are going to change. It’s inevitable. The Latino community in America is going to grow. If you stopped all immigration today, just by virtue of birth rates, this is going to be a browner country.” – Transcript, December 19, 2016, NPR.org

That’s one of the main reasons Obongo was in office for an embarrassing eight years. He loves to screw White people! He was the perfect agent for “Hope and Change.” Hope for a radical change for White America. More damage has been done than can be imagined – perhaps irreversible! But he’s right. At the rate of non-White foreign immigration and birthrates, it will be a majority brown country in the near future.

Professor Stupid

My last entry is about another brilliant professor, George Ciccariello-Maher, who tweeted on Christmas Eve, 2016: “All I want for Christmas is white genocide.”  – Cristina Silva, International Business Times, December 26, 2016, Yahoo.com/news

Associate professor of politics and global studies at Drexel University, George Ciccariello-Maher’s (who apparently can’t make up his mind on  his last name) comment was “condemned” by the University. “Utterly reprehensible and deeply disturbing,” they said. But is the esteemed professor going to get fired. Nope!

“The University vigorously supports the right of its faculty members and students to freely express their opinions in the course of academic debate and discussion,” Drexel President John Fry and Provost M. Brian Blake said in a statement. – PhillyTrib.com

Last week, Drexel issued a new statement. The new statement offers milder criticism of Ciccariello-Maher and notes that there may be multiple ways to read his tweet. The statement says that “his words, taken at face value and shared in the constricted Twitter format, do not represent the values of inclusion and understanding espoused by Drexel University.” Further, the new statement says that “the wide range of reactions to his tweets suggests that his intentions were not adequately conveyed.” – InsideHigherEd.com, January 3, 2017

Are you kidding? White genocide is okay to espouse publicly, but not Negro or Jew genocide? Right? Imagine!

Now you know well enough the total hypocrisy of the insane, dirty, dishonest equality and integration movement. Kill Whitey!

No Apologies

Perhaps you got the idea I was just letting off a little steam in this article. I was and it felt really good – actually quite self-nurturing.

But my greater objective is to remind you of the conspiracy that is afoot with the clear intention to destroy the White race. No apologies from me. Stand firm, follow the truth, and give no quarter!

 

By Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv

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Modern Theology of Race

The modern theology of race is expressed at every opportunity in terms of equality, diversity and inclusion. It always seems to be on the front burner of controlled media outlets, government edicts, and higher (or lower) education blessings – oh, and lest we forget, Catholic and Protestant holy pronouncements. The four pillars of social engineering dictating racial virtue and “truth” are ever thrust upon us all. And it’s all about theology.

Modern Theology of Race: Secular and Religious

There are two types of theology of race: the secular and the religious. Secular theology of race says that either there is no God, or god cannot be defined or known, or there are many gods. There are no absolutes (which is a self-contradiction). Truth is relative, that is, whatever is “your truth” is just fine as long as I can have “my truth.” In theory, secular theology therefore says that everything is equal and the only thing that counts is “love” (although love is never really defined). Thus, all races should be considered as equal and every culture recognized, admired, protected, promoted, and included in our historically White nations. That’s all based on a secular view of God or the gods or whatever.

The other modern theology of race is religious in nature. All races are equal here, too. Racial inclusion in the church is now of paramount importance. Why? Because God is declared to be the God of all “humans” (see my last article “Schizophrenic Theology”). He is the inclusive God and the God of “love” and “fairness.” The equal opportunity God.

The religious God agrees with the secular god(s) – all races and racial sub-types are equal in rank, importance, purpose, and ability. That’s the modern theology of race today.

The Exception

However, the modern theology of race has a bit of a problem. In order to achieve the manifestation of racial equality, the White race (particularly of Northwestern European stock) must necessarily be suppressed, excluded, denied, scorned and hated for any expression of White history and culture, natural ability and ingenuity, or anything else that is White. In reality, the modern theology of race is not equal for all – it’s only for the non-White people. To any honest person, this is a real contradiction and indictment on the modern theology of race, both secular and religious.

But Why?

That begs the question, Why is modern theology of race so two-faced on this issue? Nobody ever seems to ask or answer that question, perhaps because the secular and religious leaders are afraid of the answer. The answer is simple. Here it is.

Racial equality can never be achieved on an even playing field in a game played by the same rules and under the same circumstances. Whether competing for entrance to a top school or applying for a job or anything else, Whites must necessarily and purposefully be disadvantaged in some way. Why? Because White people, playing on the same playing field by the same rules and under the same circumstances, will most likely outperform non-Whites. Of course, there are individual exceptions, but generally speaking, Whites will be superior in performance.

So, White people must be turned back at every opportunity, blamed and made to feel guilty for being White and for their achievements as a people. At all costs, White people must be denied their history, heritage, purpose, destiny, and especially their God. As a result, there is no such thing as racial equality in this modern theology of race. Never was and never will be.

Biblical Theology about Race

What we are experiencing in the real world is due to this modern theology of race regarding racial equality and inclusion. However, this doctrine of racial equality is not supported by true biblical theology as laid out in the Covenant Heritage Series. The God of the Bible is the God of the covenant family of the race of Adam. The Bible is the history of the White race and its many nations, specifically the nations of the true, biblical Israelites (not the Jews). That race is positively identified as the White race of the Northwestern European people. The Bible is their book. It is not the history of the other non-White races nor is it for them.

God chose them because He loved their fathers (Deuteronomy 4:37). God loved them (Deuteronomy 7:7-8). God set them above all (Deuteronomy 26:18-19). That’s the God of the Bible. He created the covenant people, the nation of Israel, of Adam’s White race to administrate His Kingdom. There is no equality in His Kingdom.

The modern theology of race, therefore, is anti-God and anti-Kingdom of God.

In next week’s blog, I’m going to list the latest examples of the reality of race based on this modern theology of race.

 

By Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv

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Schizophrenic Theology

I love theology! From the very beginning of my Christian life over 40 years ago, theology has been my life and passion. When I think about, study, talk and write about biblical theology I feel the pleasure of God. And especially in the past 20 years, the thrill of theology increases primarily because I have discovered that biblical theology from Genesis to Revelation is consistent. The unity and consistency of the Bible is amazing. But as a result of this study, I realize that the theology that is being taught today (and what I used to teach) is schizophrenic theology. I’ll explain that shortly.

Theology

I’m not saying everyone should be like me for, but every person should have a love for theology. Don’t be afraid or be put off by it thinking it is too complicated or a subject matter only for professional scholars and clergy. It’s not. And I have long believed that theology should be the responsibility of everyone – to know what the Bible says and what it means. Sometimes all that people need in order to become educated in theology is a little help on how to approach the Bible. That is why I am writing the Covenant Heritage Series.

Theology is the study of God – who He is, what He has said, what He has done and what He intends to do. God has revealed Himself to the people He chose and His unfolding plan and purpose of His Kingdom.

Who God Is

One of the most important questions that must be asked and answered is, Who is God? How does God identify Himself? This is so important!

When the Israelites were in bondage in the land of Egypt and they cried out to God for deliverance, God sent Moses. When God revealed Himself to Moses, Moses asked Him:

“Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?” – Exodus 3:13

God replied in two ways. First, He declared:

I AM Who I AM.” – verse 14

He was saying, I AM the self-existent One.

Second, God said:

“Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations.” – verse 15

God specifically identified Himself as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. That was His “name forever … My memorial name to all generations” (Greek LXX: “for generations to generations”).

That is who God, the Lord, declared Himself to be. Throughout the Old Testament He never said anything different. That is the specific identification of who God is: the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – and it was always to be so to their physical descendants.

Schizophrenic Theology

So, is the God of the Old Testament the same God of the New? The Scriptures consistently say that God does not change (see Malachi 3:6; James 1:17).

But for centuries since the New Testament was written, the church has been teaching that the identity of God has changed. They declare that God has changed from being the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to the God of all races and racial types. Today, they call them “spiritual Israel.” So, in the Old Testament God is specifically identified with a particular people, but in the New Testament God now has become the God of all races. Apparently, God has changed.

I call this schizophrenic theology. Schizophrenia is “a mental illness characterized by incoherent or illogical thoughts, bizarre behavior and speech, and delusions or hallucinations…” (American Psychological Association). Catholic and Protestant theologians all agree regarding who God is. They say that God is no longer the exclusive God if Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but the God of everybody on the planet. God has changed. Or, is this the result of incoherent or illogical thoughts and delusions characterized by “a mental illness” brought on by cultural delusions of equality and diversity due to gross misrepresentation of what the Bible actually says? Throw into the mix the misidentification of Israel today as the “Jews” and you really have a bizarre theology.

As Theology Goes …

Culture, in all its aspects, reflects theology. As theology goes, so goes everything else. If you don’t have theology right, nothing goes right. So, look around you. We don’t like to admit it, but we are an unrighteous, communist, police state – a country no longer reflecting true justice, peace and order. How did we get to this point? Theology! Something is wrong with modern-day “orthodox,” schizophrenic theology!

Let’s get back to a unified and consistent biblical theology based on the evidence of what the Bible says and means. Theology should be a priority with all of us who seek the truth of who God is and what He has revealed. I hope you will join me in discovering the truth and exposing this schizophrenic theology in order to re-establish God’s plan and purpose of manifesting His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.  Start by ordering the Covenant Heritage Series and becoming trained in how to study the Bible.  Then, join us in educating God’s people by giving them these same tools.

By Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv

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Finding Your Ultimate Purpose

We have a driving inner need and desire to live a life of ultimate purpose – to live a life of significance. It is often an unconscious drive, but in each individual we must know we are having a positive impact – to be a part of lasting transformation of someone or something. This is not just any ordinary purpose we yearn for, but a purpose greater than ourselves and far beyond our own natural abilities. It is finding your ultimate purpose.

We Need Life

We were born for it and it’s in our DNA. We live everyday searching to find it and fulfill it. In essence, it is life itself because its rewards are contentment and joy, stability and perspective. In it we find who we are, what we must do and where we are going. It is so critical and necessary for life, even more than sustaining food and water. When we find it, we would be willing to risk our lives to live in it.

Finding your ultimate purpose at once dispels fear and will overcome all obstacles. We are willing to leave all the rest of worldly pursuits behind. Mundane, halfhearted callings become a dust trail left behind the path of a higher calling. And what is most interesting is that personal problems and issues of life find their resolution in this sacred ultimate purpose.

Few Find Life

It is the highest calling, but it is entered through that narrow gate. It is lived out off the beaten path and the road rarely traveled. There are few who find that road and fewer that travel it to the end of their earthly life. As Jesus Christ said, “Many are called, but few are chosen.”

The Master is looking for men and women of integrity who set their life to follow His purpose. These are the saints who have forsaken the pursuit of worldly pleasures and the praise of men. In the beginning, He chose a few followers who would follow His purpose – many at the expense of their own earthly life.

Unfortunately, many others since then have passionately pursued a purpose they thought or assumed was the Master’s purpose. They were misinformed and as a consequence, many suffered and died needlessly. They were misinformed because they did not know and understand the unfolding plan and purpose of the God of their fathers to establish and manifest His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.

They failed to understand the gospel that Jesus Christ and His Apostles preached. They failed to grasp that it was the gospel or glad tiding of the Kingdom – a Kingdom of justice, peace and order.

Finding Life

Jesus came to show His People that the pursuit of this Kingdom was life itself. He said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). He taught about the Kingdom and He lived it. The Kingdom was that ultimate purpose. The Kingdom of the living God is that way, truth and life that God’s People yearn for and were created for. It was the very consuming purpose and passion of Jesus Christ and He calls His People to follow Him in it.

Defining Life

But what does the Kingdom life mean? How is it defined so we can know that ultimate purpose? What are we to pursue and how are we to do it? What is the Kingdom all about and how are we to actually bring it into being?

The answers are in the Bible. Not just part of the Bible, but the whole Bible from beginning to end. Because the Bible is the story of how God worked through one man and his family to become His Kingdom and to take full responsibility to manifest that Kingdom in its perfect righteousness, order, peace and joy.

The books in the Covenant Heritage Series were written to help those of that family who are called and chosen of God to understand what the Bible says and means. This series will give you knowledge of God’s ordained purpose of seeking first His Kingdom and His righteousness and how to do that.

It will take a commitment to read and study these books. They will help bring a light of understanding who God is, what He has said, what He has done, and what He intends to do in and through His Covenant People. They will help you discover for yourself the way, the truth and the life. They will help you understand your heritage, who you are, what you were created for, and where to go from here. Take your time to complete these books and digest them along with the Bible.

The Covenant Heritage Series presents an easy to understand, step-by-step training to help you know what the Bible actually says and means. They will help you discover for yourself that ultimate purpose you need to know and fulfill in your life.

If you are still searching for your identity and purpose, take the first step and read Book One, Discover the Story of Your Biblical Heritage.  This will give you the big picture and will set you on course to learn more.

By Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv

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Spiritual Israel: The Wide Road

Modern Christianity is at the theological crossroad. Although I must say that the majority of high-octane scholars and churches don’t even realize they are at a crossroad. But they are. Jesus said there are two roads: the wide road and the narrow road. The wide road teaches a spiritual Israel. The narrow road teaches a physical Israel, the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

The Crossroad

You see, the majority opinion of modern Christianity, whether self-described and liberal or conservative orthodox, believes and teaches without reservation that there is now a “spiritual Israel.” That is, although the God revealed in the Bible made unconditional covenant promises with Abraham and his physical descendants and covenantaly married them (biblical Israel – NOT today’s “Jews”), we are told the New Testament somehow reinterprets that exclusive relationship to now be inclusive of all “human beings” on the planet. Not just Israel, but “spiritual Israel.” That’s road number one.

Road number two is held by a relatively few theologians who plainly argue that the God of the Bible never changes. The covenant He made with Abraham and his physical descendants in the Old Testament is still in effect in the New Testament. Same covenant, same context, same people. Thus, there cannot be nor ever will be a “spiritual Israel.”

The vast majority of the opinion who believe in a spiritual Israel have no awareness that there is even another possibility – that perhaps the Bible in its entirety is about God’s dealing with His covenant family of one race only. And yet, that road is before them.

The Wide and Destructive Road

The only road they see before them at this point is the one most traveled. It’s wide and comfortable. Back at the crossroad is a narrow road with a small band of theologians (like me) who beckon to them: Open your eyes! Think! Take a fresh look at the Bible. You’re on the wrong road!

How we want them, beg them, to see that the wide road they’re on is ultimately destructive. Look at the mess out there! And they cannot comprehend that they are contributing to that mess.

I know it’s hard to see, especially while we are seemingly in a stable period at this time. And besides, how does this inclusive theology affect what is really going on out there?

It’s difficult to help others connect the dots between unbiblical theology and cultural destruction. That’s why I felt I needed to write The Greatest Deception of Our Time.

We Confront

Here is the problem that we try to help them see. This inclusive “spiritual Israel” teaching essentially means that the majority has decided that God has changed from being the exclusive God of the Old Testament to the inclusive God of the New Testament. And the best they can do to prove their point is to throw out a few proof-texts that appear to support their view.

We stand boldly before them to say we respectfully challenge your evidence. We confront them and say that they are grossly misinterpreting the Word of God. They now believe in a schizophrenic God and confusing Bible.

We declare that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He does not change. His plan and purpose has not changed. His People have not changed. We are consistent in our biblical theology.

So, we teach and write. We want others to think. Our passion for the God of truth drives us and we are not going away.

Yes, we realize we are asking His People to consider the road less traveled. It’s not popular in our multicultural melting pot. But who cares? Either it’s the truth or not! It’s either God’s way or not.

We throw down the gauntlet. Prove us wrong – please.

By Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv

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Should You Trust Pastors?

Should you trust pastors? Perhaps some of the most trusted people are the clergy or pastors. In a recent Gallup survey, the clergy ranked as the number five most trusted profession. Beating them out were nurses, medical doctors, pharmacists and police officers.1

Although politicians are the least trusted of all professions, trust in clergy has plummeted:

“Other professions, though, have seen a long-term decline in trust, most notably the clergy, who were the most trusted profession when we started the series in 1983 and have fallen behind seven other groups.” 2

Interestingly, “only a third of people 18-34 said they trusted the clergy…” 3

Still, Catholics and Protestants, as well as offshoots like Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses, are very influential and hold a grip on the status quo in respect to beliefs and doctrine. But who do you trust?

Many Different Denominations

I’ll just comment on the “Christian” religious group comprised of Evangelical and Mainline Protestants. Catholics cite what probably are inflated figures of Protestant denominations to embarrass the Protestants. They say there are 33,000 denominations! Thus, they conclude that the Catholic Church is the one, true Church.

But Pew Research4 specifically breaks down Protestant denominations at 290+. That’s still a lot.

The point is that these many different Protestant denominations represent differing beliefs and doctrines. So, who’s right? They can’t all be right.

If you go to a church, how do you know that you are being told the truth? Well, you can know if you believe that there is a standard, time-tested book that will help you determine what is true, correct and certain. It’s the Bible. But all these churches claim to be correctly interpreting the Bible. You have to have some way to discover truth for yourself and to verify that what you are being told is, in fact, the truth.

You Need Tools

The only way I have found to help me to discern between truth and error is learning the tools to correctly interpret the Bible. The most critical mistake you or I can make is to assume that the pastor who is teaching you is actually right when he may not be right for whatever reason. I’m not judging any pastor, but it is my responsibility to check out what is being taught. And may I be so bold as to say, it’s your responsibility too.

That’s one of the main reasons why I am writing the Covenant Heritage Series – to give you the tools and an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach on how to know for yourself what the Bible says and means.

Assumptions Pastors Teach

Whether Protestant or Catholic, there are notable common teachings constantly being poured out from church pulpits. These are taught as it they were undeniable facts, but they must be examined closely. Are these common teachings true or not? Are they supported by biblical, historical and scientific evidence or not?

For example, it is commonly taught that:

  • “Gentiles” comprise everybody on the planet who are not “Jews”;
  • The New Covenant is for every person on the planet;
  • The “Great Commission” is still in effect today;
  • The word translated “world” means planet earth;
  • All races came from Adam;
  • God loves everybody.

Although I address each one of these religious assumptions in the Covenant Heritage Series, applying the tools of the principles of biblical interpretation, I want to briefly discuss the last assumption on the above list: God loves everybody.

John 3:16

The most commonly recognized verse of the Bible is John 3:16:

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

And it is commonly assumed that it means that God loves everybody on the planet. In Book Four, God’s Covenant Creation  (pp. 167-172), I apply the principles of interpretation to this verse and ask:

  • How does the immediate context of John chapter 3 apply to what this verse says and means?
  • How does the wider context of the Gospel According to John apply to John 3:16?
  • How do the rest of John’s letters apply to this verse?
  • How do the Old and New Testament Scriptures apply to this verse?

If the principles of interpretation are applied, the evidence can be gathered toward a correct interpretation of John 3:16. Assumptions can and must be tested.

A very astute theologian (although relatively unknown) is Kenneth W. Lent. In a brief paper on John 3:16, he says the following. I quote an excerpt from his paper: “A Scriptural Study Exposing How ‘Universalism’ Misapplies John 3:16”:

“John chapter three verse 16:

“ ‘For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’

“We have all heard this verse endlessly repeated as used by the universalist theologians in the attempt to convert everybody on the planet to their brand of “Christianity” when Christ Himself said that He only came for Israel.

“ ‘But He (Jesus) answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.’ (Matthew 15:24)

“The above discriminatory words of Jesus are also consistent with the Old Testament Scriptures on this same subject:

“ ‘You (Israel) only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities’ (Amos 3:2)

“ ‘He sheweth His word unto Jacob, His statutes and His judgments unto Israel. He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for His judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye Yahweh.’ (Psalm 147:19,20)

“What do we make of this? Is this a so called Bible contradiction? Do the Scriptures actually teach “God so loved the world”, then turn right around in the Epistle of John and command us:

“ ‘Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.’ (1 John 2:15)

“Isn’t it somewhat perplexing that God supposedly “loves the world” but does NOT want us to love the world?

“Is the conviction of sin by the Holy Spirit meant for everybody in the world as the preachers say? or is God’s Word truthful when Jesus Christ tells us that the world cannot receive the Holy Spirit???

“ ‘And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter,  that He may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.’ (John 14:16 & 17)

“The apparent contradictory position that ‘God (supposedly) loves everybody in the whole world’ yet at the same time ‘hates the House of Esau’ (Romans 9:13), and compounded with the fact that ‘Christ was sent only to Israel’ (Mat.15:24) is made easily understood by realizing one important Scriptural fact never heard from the pulpits of modernism. Namely, the modern churches have either not known or withheld from the people the truth that the Bible speaks of ‘two worlds’ or two systems of operation in regard to salvation.”

So, you see, you have to look at the whole Bible and take the evidence of what it says, applying it consistently and without contradiction to John 3:16.

If you take John 3:16 alone by itself, you can make it say whatever you want it to say and will probably believe any assumption.

Should You Trust Pastors?

So should you trust religious leaders no matter how sincere they may be? It is your responsibility to test what they teach. Don’t just sit there taking it all in because the teaching may be sincerely wrong.

Bottom line: take charge, take personal responsibility for what you believe. The only way you can do this is to learn the tools to correctly interpret the Bible and how to use them.

By Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv

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1 https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/2015/01/05/why-nurses-again-top-gallups-list-of-most-trusted-professionals.

2 http://www.christiantoday.com/article/publics.trust.in.clergy.plummets/77433.htm.

3 http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2013/12/17/when-it-comes-to-honesty-and-ethics-only-a-third-of-young-people-trust-clergy-members/.

4 http://www.pewforum.org/2015/05/12/appendix-b-classification-of-protestant-denominations/.

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

By Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv

I love this time of year. It is for me the best holiday of all – Thanksgiving time. Though I am thankful to God daily who redeemed me from a life of darkness to His Life of ultimate purpose, it is at this occasion of Thanksgiving that we pause with family and friends to express our grateful hearts.

I want to wish you a very joyful and memorable Thanksgiving. I consider it a privilege and honor to be able to offer you the opportunity to partake with me in the pursuit of God’s Truth according to the Scriptures.

I thank my God through Christ Jesus for you and pray that you will continue to discover your sacred heritage and His ultimate purpose for you. May His Kingdom be increasingly manifested in and through His Covenant People.

Let’s thank God together for the honor of serving Him daily as we seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness.

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The Biggest Mistake You’ll Ever Make

I know the answer to that because of my own personal experience and that mistake is common among just about everybody. But it’s a mistake that can be a critical one with disastrous consequences. What is the biggest mistake you’ll ever make?

To Assume Anything Is The Truth!

We are constantly exposed to a mega information diet. So, who do we trust is really telling the truth? It becomes a doubly hard test to sort fact from fiction in a world of slick, repeatedly drilled-in sound bites, and true-sounding messages. The major media outlets and their advertisers are notorious for this – and yet, they can sound convincing.

 Spokane “Racial Slur”

A recent example of this was an alleged incident of a “racial slur” (the “N” word) that the media and police assumed was perpetrated by a “racist” in an act of “hate” and was declared to be a “hate crime.” This racial slur was sprayed on the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center the other day. One media commentator who covered a “Rally to Erase the Hate” attended by “dozens” of people declared that some person “slithered under the cover of darkness” to do the dastardly act.

Spokane Mayor David Condon and the Spokane City Council released this joint statement:

“To see more than one hundred people assemble with very short notice to stand with the Martin Luther King Jr. Center staff and the families they serve sent a strong, clear and undeniable message that hate will not be tolerated in our community. Not today. Not ever.” 1

Even Washington Governor Jay Inslee got in on the event:

“Today’s incident in Spokane is just one attempt to divide us with fear and intolerance, something that has no place in Washington.” 2

Of course, everybody knows who the perpetrator of this racial slur is: some hate-filled white guy – right? The problem is, that’s an assumption. What if this spray-painted “slur” was a hoax – a set-up – to make it look like it was a white person who did this. Nobody mentioned that a hoax or set-up may be a possibility. But this is not a rare occurrence. Hoaxes like this hardly ever come to the public’s attention because the media doesn’t cover hoaxes. That’s not in their anti-White diversity and multicultural agenda.

The point is that people who listen to the media covering and commentating on events like this rarely discern what the media is actually trying to accomplish. People often assume that what is being said is the truth. But the media and politicians love to take advantage of a situation like this (or better yet – create the situation) and act as judge, jury and executioner.

More Media and Political Tricks

Of course, the timing of the above Spokane incident, complete with full media and political attention, may also be seen in the context of the recent “spontaneous” and violent demonstrations across America protesting the Trump election. But more information continues to trickle in from alternative news sources that these demonstrations are fueled and financed by others. For example, during a recent anti-Trump demonstration, CNN was caught interviewing its own cameraman as an alleged protestor.3

In a Seattle Craigslist advertisement, a “Grassroots Non-Profit” organization, CAN, was recruiting “motivated individuals” to hire them to train to be a part of working for their socialist agenda. The heading of the advertisement reads:  “Fight the Trump Agenda! We’re Hiring Full-Time Organizers, $15/hr.! (Seattle)” 4

The Point

These are just a few of the many examples of organized and funded demonstrations. Don’t assume that the media coverage is honest and truthful. Don’t be taken in by, what is obvious to me and others, a totally one-sided media presentation of what is happening out there.

But it’s not just the major media that shovels out their propaganda, hoping you will assume what they are telling you is actually the truth. The problem of outright lies and deception is not confined to the media. Perhaps the most formidable to overcome is in the arena of “Christian” religion. I’ll address that next time. See you then!

– By Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv

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1 http://www.krem.com/news/crime/martin-luther-king-jr-center-vandalized-with-racial-slur-spray-painted-on-building/352429103

2 Ibid.

3 http://www.dailystormer.com/cnn-outs-itself-interviewing-own-cameraman-as-anti-trump-protester/.

4 http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/npo/5869093530.html

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Trump President Elect, God’s Instrument

As we know, Donald Trump will become the next President of the United States. I am grateful to the God of my fathers for this outcome and I believe that He has given all of us an opportunity to participate in beginning to correct the disastrous, satanic, communistic course this country has been on.

No Insurmountable Problems

I fully realize that no one man such as a Donald Trump can overcome the root causes of the fundamental problems that face the American nation. I do believe that God has given us a voice and a start to begin to clean up the mess that has been created by years and decades of Jewish-communist lies, propaganda and policies that have helped create America’s demise. Now, it’s up to the spoken-of “Posterity” – the descendants of Northwestern European people – to begin in earnest to proclaim their true identity as the Chosen of God and pursue righteousness based on biblical Law. Only through our diligent service to the Living God will He help us.

The Time Is Near

With this election of Mr. Trump, I believe a gracious and merciful God has given us a window in which to work. We cannot sit on the sidelines. In addition to supporting President Trump when he acts to obey and execute righteous laws, we must also support and encourage local men and women in our respective areas to advocate for needed changes in laws at the state, county and city levels.

Once again, we need to challenge pastors with the truth of what the Bible says and begin to tear down the stronghold of the popular multicultural and racial equality gospel. If need be, we will probably have to start new church fellowships if these religious leaders will not listen. Here is our chance. We must be bold and undeterred.

Don’t Forget to Pray

When I heard that Donald Trump was elected, I was compelled to begin to pray for him. Will you join me daily to cry out to God to minister His truth to Mr. Trump and to draw him near. How he needs God’s wisdom and power to speak and act. If he does, he will no doubt encounter great opposition and indeed he already has from a liberal press. And when he does, we must ask God to fill Him and put a shield around him.

When Mr. Trump is in the wrong, we must respectfully correct and, at the same time, pray that our God convict him of sin, righteousness and justice.

Oh God, my Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ our King, bless and keep Donald Trump as long as he seeks Your face and does what is right. Open his eyes to see who he is, where he comes from, and his special destiny. Grant him Your kind favor and grace. May Mr. Trump know and understand II Timothy 1:7 to begin to solve our seemingly insurmountable problems.

“For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.”              – II Timothy 1:7

If we do not believe this can happen, let’s give up now!

 

 

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