Today I would like to speak about what Christians are up against. The devil has a many pronged attack line that he has been using against the faithful remnant that makes up the truth Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. I would like to mention just two; darwinian atheists and the false Church.
First there are the atheists whose philosophical worldview supresses the truth in unrighteousness: claiming to be wise they are in reality the greatest of fools for it is the fool who has said in his heart that there is no God…and the result: they are corrupt, their deeds are vile…there is none who does good. The high priest of the atheistic/darwinian religion is Richard Dawkins. You can find his blasphemous works here; http://richarddawkins.net/ As you peruse his website you will see the inner workings of his heart. His many friends include Dan Florien, host of http://unreasonablefaith.com/
What you will not find in any of his postings is Truth. You may find facts about certain individuals but there is no truth for atheists are void of this commodity. And because they are void of truth they have no valid solutions to any of life’s problems. Their father is the devil, a liar and the father of lies. Mr. Dawkins life work is to supress the truth with lofty sounding words and fantastic scenarios of what might have, or could have, or perhaps may have…happened. You see he doesn’t know. He has no foundation from which to work unlike his predecessors, Francis Bacon, Sir Isaac Newton, and more recently Dr. A.E. Wilder-Smith. Instead he and his cohorts dwell in a land of make-believe.
Interestingly enough, since the world has bought the lie of the devil so thoroughly, they are easily swayed by such ‘scientific’ discoveries like Lucy better known as http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australopithecus_afarensis, (clearly an orangitan, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_antecessor, ttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australopithecus_africanus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_habilis, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_erectus, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_heidelbergensis, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_rhodesiensis, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neanderthal, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peking_Man just to name a few.
I especially like the ‘homo antecessor fossil because it demonstrates the desperation to create a pseudo world in which there is no God. All they have is two bones, and from them they were able to create an entire civilization. This is nuts but the world oohs and ahhs at the ‘evidence’ and cannot see what is really before them…an ape. These ‘fossils’ are nothing more than chimpanzees and apes at best and fabrications at worst. What we have here is a hoax beyond the level of the global warming fiasco…and just like those ‘scientists’ Dawkins and his ilk are getting rich off of what they consider ‘the great unwashed philistine public.’ This, and power are the dual purposes behind those who ‘believe’ in darwinian evolution. As long as there is no God, these people can live and do as they please.
That is the first prong. The second is even more insideous. The False Church!
In the false church you have self appointed ‘prophets’ and popes who are doing the same thing Dawkins is doing: preaching a false message and getting rich by fleecing their ‘congregations.’ There is no integrity in the false church. Just read the latest newspaper and you will see scandal after scandal. I will mention just a few, starting with the sex cult of Joseph Smith, the Christ deniers of Charles Tazz Russell, the reality deniers of Mary Baker Eddy, the witches of Helen Blavatsky, to more modern times and the sex/murder cult of Jim Jones, Jimmy Swaggart, (sex) Jim Bakker, (sex) Rodney Howard Brown, Benny Hinn, (power and probably sex) the whole “Trinity Broadcasting Network”, Ted Haggard (homosexuality) and Todd Bentley, (power) to the latest one, Bishop Eddie Long. (sex).
Now what is wrong with this picture? It is very simple; these are debauched men and women whose desire is to destroy men and women for their own pleasure. And you can see from the ’ministries’ of these various individuals the fact that their ’churches’ have long abandoned Biblical truth if they ever embraced it to begin with. And this is characteristic of all false churches. Note this post from Mr Florien’s site: http://unreasonablefaith.com/2010/09/27/snake-handling/ This post deals with the cult of snake handling and its proponents take their marching orders from Mark 16:18. Here again is another strawman, easily spotted even by a humanist like vorjack and just as easily defeated.
But again, this is a cult, just like Catholicism or evolutionism. What it is not Biblical Christianity.
A Biblical Church is founded upon the solid foundation of the word of God…it is a Christian community, led, not by men or the whims of a congregation but by God Himself. He Himself calls and appoints a pastor to shepherd His people and to feed them with the sincere milk and the solid meat of the Word of God! This set apart man is one who loves God with all of his heart, soul mind and strength and his neighbor as himself. If he is a true, God called shepherd, he will strive with all of his heart to be a living example to his congregation of what a true Christian is to be.
Consider this: The biblical requirements for one to be a pastor are clear; a pastor is to be a man, (not a woman), he is not to be a man of letters (seminary degrees) but a man of integrity: a godly man, full of the Holy Spirit. Note the Biblical requirements as found in 1Timothy 3:1-7
“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. 2 Therefore an overseer  must be above reproach, the husband of one wife,  sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, 5 for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.”
Furthermore, a true, biblical Church is a simple affair without any trappings of the world. It has no committees, no programs, no schemes…just 4 solid pillars: The Apostles Doctrine, Fellowship, the Breaking of Bread and Prayer. The only program in a biblical Church is the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry. This is true, Biblical Christianity; no frills, only Truth! I dare say that we could solve most of the problems in the church if we would just follow the biblical model. (I say most because man is fallen and finite and will never be able to do anything perfect.)
In stark contrast to this we see in the worldly ‘church a foundationless assembly of unredeemed men and women who want to go to heaven but still want to practice their sins. They lust after entertainment and crave fleshly satisfaction and worldly diversion. And there are multitudes of evil men and women who are willing and able to accomidate them. The worldly ‘church’ caters to the felt needs (lusts) of their ‘congregations’ and the result is a hideous monstrosity masquerading as a church. Rejecting the Bible and embracing secular marketing formats this new ‘church’ is full of programs, schemes and parties. Their doctrine is based on polls to see what their congregations ‘want their church to be.” In it you see a mixture of platonic/humanistic ideology rather than the Bible; a syncretism of religion and evolution (theistic evolution) for the purpose of ‘appealing to the masses and gaining credibility with the ‘scientific’ community.
This is the ‘christianity’ that Dawkins and his followers attack and as with all strawmen targets based on lies, they are easily exposed and defeated. And the ‘attacks’ come fast and furious…but Dawkins is attacking the wrong target!
Just because someone once darkened the door of a church, this does not make them a Christian. Consider Dan Florien. He is an antichrist who went out from a church, but he was never part of THE CHURCH, because if he had been a part of the True Church he would have remained. But his departure demonstrated that he was never a Christian.
Nobody seems to understand that small is the gate and narrow is the way that leads to life and only a few find it. Christianity is not a ‘masses’ type of religion, it is a message from God to sinners who hate the light of His truth and do not want to come to the light lest their deeds be exposed. The world will not embrace real Christianity, they cannot for the natural man cannot understand the things of the Spirit of God, they are foolishness to them and they cannot know them for they are spiritually understood. The Bible is clear that in the last day’s scoffers will come, and false teachers who will lead many astray after their false doctrines.
But it is also clear that there is a faithful remnant, those who have been born again, made new creations in Christ Jesus, indwelt by the Holy Spirit and led by the Truth Himself, Jesus Christ. History is replete with accounts of men and women of integrity who stood before the rulers of this world and would not deny their Savior even when faced with death. Their defenses were unanswerable and even death could not silence them. England is full of the graves of such people as this, people of whom this world was not worthy, whom Prof. Dawkins has the gall to say are stupid, ignorant fools.
Blaspheme away Professor…one day you will know the truth for you will see Him who is the Truth. My prayer is that you will repent of your sins and embrace Christ as your Lord and Savior and therefore be ready for that day when every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the Glory of God the Father.