Love is more than a Valentine Card

In the Midst of Worldwide Hate – Love is still the answer

 

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Valentine’s Day is just a door ready to knock.  And considering the turmoil of the world at this point, we wonder why Valentine’s Day still exists.  Could it be, because it is related to young lovers who proclaim the words to their chosen hunk of humanity?  Could it be, because of the greeting card, and candy manufacturing companies keeping it well advertised and promoted because of their bottom line?

I would like to believe it is because of the love experience itself.  Consider if a child is born and never experiences love, can that child be capable of love?  It would stand to reason that if a child never experienced love, only hatred that the child would grow to be a hate filled person.  I am just trying to figure out what would motivate the feeling of love towards another person. 

I believe that everyone who ever sucks in that first breath air, has felt love from the moment of the spark of life; for it was the spark of the love of God.  Just as he breathed the breath of life into his creation Adam.  From that moment, God has been trying to love mankind.  And God gave the mankind a valentine in the Word of God through his servants, God gave the greatest gift of love through Jesus.  Nonetheless, the experience of love has been given, in word yes, and in sacrifice, and in providing a means to redemption through God the Son – Jesus Christ our Savior.  Jesus is our example of unconditional love, because he loved us while we were yet sinners without any conditions. gods-valentine-01

He loved us before we ever accepted that love, before we were all cleaned up, or rich enough to purchase it.  he loved us with that kind of love that says:  I no longer call you my disciples but I call you my friend, for no greater love does a man have than to lay down his life for a friend.

When asked by a Scribe which was the greatest commandment?  Jesus replied: “ You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ ‘This is the first  and greatest commandment.’ ‘And the second is like it “You shall love your neighbor as yourself, on these two commandments hang all the Law and Prophets” 

And in the book of Mark the account goes on to include loving your enemies and those who persecute you.  Yet this is the highest form of love, of which there are four; Agape: to love the undeserving, (unconditional love).  Phileo: Friends, being fond of an individual or object.  Storge (Stor gae) signifies familial love.  Eros: implies sexual love. 

Geisler, offers description of different nuances of the Greek words for love .. “Erotic (Eros): is egoistic, it says, ‘my first and last consideration is myself.’ Philic, (Phileo): ‘is mutualistic, it says, ‘I will give as long as I receive.’  Agape – Agapic love, says, ‘I will give requiring nothing in return.’  It is ‘unconditional love.  It is the love that God loves us with, as he loves us first, before the foundations of the Earth.  His love is given but unfortunately, most people either ignore or refuse this love.  And although they may experience the other forms of love, there is no experiencing this love until you give your life to Jesus, then your desire is to love him with the same love.

God is the one who keeps this traditional Valentine’s Day continuing.  Year after year, he is the one that allows us to show love, love is experienced in giving love; love that says regardless of your ideologies, and life style, Christian or no, I love you, I love you.

Have a happy Valentine’s Day… gods-valentine-02

And let me say, I know God loves you unconditionally –

R.S. Helms

Every Man Walks His Valley Alone.

The Celebrities and Elites are getting dumber by the day.

Now I must admit that not all of the Hollywood slime suckers, (They’re even very, very ugly), if not in looks then in integrity and character.  These people who the everyday person and young person have made them rich and their personal heroes who are now not fans but targets of their most vile and ungodly trash that they vomit up, are really getting out of control in their narcissistic self-love.

Our children have made idols of these things that call themselves entertainer elites, their liberal psychological disorder of ‘psychotic delusional t**d syndrome).  The problem is that our children have become their pundits of destruction; We have expose these slime-buckets who are over rated and most really don’t have the talent they think they do.

This new psychological condition has not only effected the elite of Hollywood, but of TV has-beens who are so addicted to themselves that their delusionary fantasy world is where they find comfort.  But their rhetoric of late has went too far, and it will come back to hit them in the butt.  So, they better take their best shot, because on that day when people have had enough the will demand that they be shown that they are not above the law. 

That above the law ideology of the past eight years; is truly a bubble on their already over-inflated acceptance by the politicians of the 60s.  However, time is coming when those bubbles are popped and their brainwashed followers wake up to the real make believe phonies they are.  It will happen.

Take caution that, you, phonies not go the path of Whoopi and Rosie … the only followers they have is the brain-dead liberals who are being paid well by their billionaire liberals who really don’t care what happens to you the follower, if you just follow and not do any thinking for your selves.  But now you need to back up and do some critical, logical thinking and look toward the future.  Can you imagine what some of the so-called Hollywood elite heroes will look like?  More Rosie’s and more Whoopi’s and more of the slob representative Michael Moore… really its coming.

Therefore, everyone must walk that valley alone, because each time you make the vile and stupid spin BS, you own that, no one else does, I don’t walk my valley alone I have Jesus – and I am confident that you must also walk your valley alone, or you can walk it with Jesus too.  You can only bask in the trends of the world until the trend changes then you either prove what I say, or you face yourself and walk it with Jesus.

I am R.S. Helms …. and I approve this message.

 

Transitioning Evil vs. A Godly USA

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Evil vs Good

 

The American people are in a sense, transitioning from the control which Satan has had on our nation for decades, into a new hope in Christ Jesus.  And restoring our nation to its intended Christian—Judeo principals and moral values.  It is time to look at our personal unrest and consider our self-justification for what I really feel, or believe in my heart.

When I was counseling addicts and social outcasts form the jails and inner-city ghettos.  Driven by working with children in the Methodist Children’s Home in New Orleans, who are the innocent victims of the problems we faced.  Covertly, over many decades our nation has been eroding from our Christian principals and moral values and as those values have faded ever so slowly since the time of the founders of this great nation.

The ungodly has advanced while the core principles of the founders have dwindled; this has been a long and slow process imbedded in the administrations of the federal government.  Today we find ourselves at the tipping point of socialism, and for the past eight years we have been on a downward spiral, out of control projectile into the destruction of our constitution and we may ask why is this so? it coincides with our loss of values.

Values based on our Judeo—Christian principles of the constitution which we the people have given over to the ever-enlarging bureaucracy of the federal government.  Where liberalism has infested both the government and Christianity as a parasite devouring our freedoms and the power of the people’s majority rule.

This is accomplished by the liberalizing of the press, entertainment, special interest groups, political correctness, and special minority equality programs and executive branch acts, where the majority rule of democracy was set aside in favor of a minority rule.  The liberalism parasites attached themselves to the constitution ignoring and misinterpreting only those parts which would protect their destructive feeding frenzy over the intent of the amendments of the constitution as the framers intended.

To find the intent (motivation) of the framers, we must read the Preamble of the Constitution.  The preamble was written not as part of the Constitution, and as a matter of fact was added after the constitution was penned but before ratification, and as to show the intent of the content of the constitution and the amendments.  However, lengthy debate was done in the process of preparing of the document just in making clear the intent of the constitution.

By neglecting the Preamble of the Constitution, the Supreme Court has taken the liberty to wrongly place the majority of the Justices to insert their own ideology to selectively define the intent (motivation) of the framers in court decisions, and not the collective intent of the framers as found in the constitution; the lengthy, and often heated debates, was to insure the people’s rights, and the state rights are protected by the government and to ensure the ratification of the constitution.

The authority of our government to rule is simply put ‘the governed giving authority to be governed’ this is done through our elected representatives in both houses. Supposedly protected by the ‘separation of powers’ of the government.  We can see how much protection the people have received from our corrupted government, the will of the people has been hi-jacked by our elected representatives in congress, and the abuse of power of the Executive Branch as well as the Supreme Court; the corrupted government has managed to fill their coffers and erode the Constitution to its near destruction in favor of socialism.

What would be refreshing would be term limits on all three powers of our government including limiting terms of Congress, and the Supreme Court; then a sort of merit system to determine pay and benefits packages.  Retirement should be established similar to the private sector.  No president should receive a retirement check equal to or exceeding their annual pay rate, the expenses for establishing an office or housing should be eliminated, the Secret Service protection for one year is legitimate but should be limited after that depending on what risk factor that is established by the Intelligence community.

We need to revisit any Act (law) that allows some people’s rights over others.  And let the constitution govern the way government is run.  Before we get rid of the regulatory agencies we need to use them to focus on the ghettos and poor areas of our nation to ensure good schools, good housing, and equal opportunity, we need to cut liberal professors and teachers, get rid of the teacher’s union, tenure, and get good qualified teachers.  We need to offer the best possible education to our children and stop using our schools as propaganda outlets and dumbing down our school to meet the standards of less educated countries in the name of global equality.

We need to ban the ACLU, to better apply constitutional rights as intended not as partisan justices define them.  The ACLU has taken away the right for municipalities and states to govern their people, and used liberal justices to secure federal decisions in their favor, which is seldom in the favor of Christianity because liberal politicians have been trying to promote their ideology that this is not a Christian nation.  When an objective study of our nations founder prove it was founded as a Christian nation with many different denominations, and other religions migrating to our nation over the years, and the constitution guarantees their free expression.

Ninety plus percentile of the population in the eighteenth century was Christian majority in the percentage of Christians: church affiliation of the constitutional convention delegates (55).  28 Episcopalians – 8 Presbyterians – 7 Congregationalist – 2 Dutch Reformed – 2 Lutherans – 2 Methodist – 2 Roman Catholic – 1 Unknown – 3 Deists.  The issue of laws the Deists like the Christian held the same thought: that there are two laws, the Law of Nature and the law of Nature’s God; Deism also believe God created the Universe, but is now absent from the universe, however, before he went absent he established absolute, unchanging laws (physical laws, moral laws) to govern the universe.  It is also noted that in the 18th century America, Deist were a very small minority.  Therefore, when the founders wrote the constitution ‘Creator’ was put in the preamble.

In his address to all (?) the delegates of the Constitutional Congress (1787), Ben Franklin, said: “In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this room for the divine protection.  Our prayers, Sir, were heard—and they were graciously answered.  I have lived, Sir, a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs the affairs of men.  And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?  We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings that ‘except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.’  I firmly believe this; and I also believe that, without his concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builder of Babel. …”

Thomas Jefferson (1805) second Inaugural Address: “I shall need the favor of that Being in whose hands we are, who led our forefathers, as Israel of old, from their native land, and planted them in the country flowing with all the necessaries and comforts of life; who has covered our infancy with His providence, and our riper years with His wisdom and power; and to whose goodness I ask you to join with me in supplications, that He will so enlighten the minds of your servants, guide their councils, and prosper their measures, that whatsoever they do shall result in your good, and shall secure to you the peace, friendship, and approbation of all nations.”

Samuel Adams, (father of the American Revolution)… Prayer and Fasting Proclamation (1797)  “… I conceive that we cannot better express ourselves than by humbly supplicating the Supreme Ruler of the world that the rod of tyrants may be broken into pieces, and the oppressed made free; that wars may cease in all the earth, and that the confusions that are and have been among nations may be overruled by promoting and speedily bringing on that holy and happy period when the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ may be everywhere established, and all people everywhere willingly bow to the septre of Him who is the Prince of Peace.”

1). Overwhelming majority believed basic doctrines of Christianity and were active in Christian churches.  2). Even those who did not believe the basic doctrines of Christianity, nonetheless believed the basic values of Christianity were true and were good for society. Institute on the Constitution – a study on Christianity &the law of the land… John Eidsome

When the people of this nation started following political ideologies and began to take our values, either as not relevant to the progress of the world or maneuvering politics to remove them from our culture, we started down a path of self-destruction.  A whole political party (movement) has willingly pursued an evil delusion; that is the kindest thing I can say about liberalism, both in society and the church.

Obama, simply put, was a fraud who had the ability to put the shell game into a science category, and divide every aspect of our society, including husband and wife.  And bending, even creating illegal policies, and then helping to send the liberal democratic party into nose-dive when Hillary lost the election to President Trump.  All the liberal power groups, who are in a frenzy trying to save what relativity they have, and are making liberalism and the democratic party more irrelative.  The liberal media is giving all it has to the effort but it is turning out to be only aiding the destruction of the out of control radicalism of the left.  the efforts of the RINO establishment to change the Republican Party was too slow to get the change of the base before the unexpected candidacy of Donald Trump and his campaign, and with the victory most Republicans honored their agreement and supported the now President Trump agenda.  For those hold-outs like McCain, Rubio, Ryan, Graham, and several others in the Senate and House who have simply gave up their political carriers. All who said they supported Trump to win primaries, and later won their elections, only to flip on him when they were back in Washington; simply lying traitors (but nothing new for McCain).

Today, was another day of high liberal ‘protests’ presumably under the protection of the first Amendment, which they have not been all along, yes, they were issued permits to assemble in protest, but that is where the first amendment gets a bit soiled, because of the municipalities requirements which are in contrast of the intent of the first amendment. So, all the people who wanted to proceed freely were hampered or stopped all together.  Hollywood awards were soiled even more by the acceptance speeches of some of the winners and the MC… and media professionalism was flushed by the bias coverage of the news.  All of which brought up the ‘that’s not who we are’ rhetoric of Obama, concerning moral values held by our nation.  I ask: what values? Do they mean the ones liberals have been changing for decades?  Yea-a-s-s-s-s, those are the ones, and replaced with Global Socialism political correctness and liberal propaganda.

Today, is the start of Trump’s second week in office, and the protests continue and more than on the streets, airports, and now in congress, (I even seen a picture of a woman judge setting at the bench with her “hat” on what a disgrace)… and they can’t even do it with honesty, just a bit in a dishonest press I see where Hollywood and TV celebrities are ranting their stupid rhetoric at the cheers of their classless comrades who are eating from the same evil slime bowl.  Meanwhile, The Donald simply just keeps up doing for the Americans what he said he would do… and at a blurring pace, where the left can’t even keep up.  The liberals are self-destructing right before the eyes of America.

It is truly a second civil war, not as much blood seeping into the soil of our land, but the blood of hate is running in the gutters of our inner cities, innocent blood of all colors, and that is the nature of the beast that has controlled the minds of otherwise good people called Americans … truly one civil war to this one fighting against the same anti-constitution evil ideologies.  Well, cowboy it is time to man up, and decide what kind of America you want to live in and leave behind for our kids and grandkids… the choice is up to you.

We can choose to live free in our constitutional ‘America first’ nation or maybe you are under the delusion of a utopia of the Washington plantation Global Socialist Union, of course Sharia Law will replace the constitution, wow, what are all you liberal protesters going to protest?  Homosexuals will be at least stoned in the public square, women – well hope you like being a rug, Christians well, sorry to say we will be among the first to go.  Hollywood hacks? Yea-a-a-s-s-s-s there will be no Hollywood.

Guess what? I can’t think of much that will be any good at all.  Shucks, you better get all the living you can for the next eight years, (that is when the administration will change), we have several good conservatives who would keep America strong, the constitution protected, and the people free, — that is if we can all seem to shake the evil vail delusion called liberalism (in our politics and our religion), and become American strong, and vote them into office, otherwise the war will be lost to the world.

I have never been so embarrassed for people, as I am for the liberal protesters who have sold their souls for just a bit of Soros gold, but it does not take long for me to shake off the heart-felt compassion when I look at them, I see everything that is wrong with America.  These people apparently don’t work, unless you call protesting whatever cause pays the most, a legitimate tax exempt job, and I don’t because most of them are using student funds, some are on welfare, some are so poor they cannot refuse what is offered, some are mentally unstable, (all seem to be unstable) but some actually are and are being taken advantage of by the social corrupt.

I know that this won’t go far, but I (as if I had any say), would instruct the FBI, CIA, NSA, to cooperate in an investigation of Members of Congress, Former Government officials, in the matter of subversion, sedition, and treason (all synonymous) but specific crimes against the Nation; the news release would be “no questions” just put it out there… from Obama to the small college idiot burning the flag.  Anywhere connections can be made.  Get the RINOs and establishment globalists from all parties, get the corporate funding, and where it goes… then see if I am not right about how it is a web like has never been exposed the history of the nation.

Then prosecute under a RICO Act criminal conspiracy against the people of the United States.  Nothing I can think of would drain the swamp and recover the people’s money, restoring the Constitution and the intent of the framers as unchanging with the whims of the world and the UNs Global Socialist Union…

This final hoo-rah for patriots, would put the values, and authority of the government as given by the governed (the people). There seems to be a new focus for over half of our nation, and it is aparant that the shock of what is coming down the line is not the utopia that they have been promised over the last decades, but should we continue down this pathway with radical Islam they just may be the ones that are getting their heads cut off, regardless of what the Socialists have said, as they have gotten fat.

what we see in our streets today is something that has never been seen before.  the left have lost all indication that they have ever known any values at all, they are acting like they have regressed to the state of animals.  simply spin without knowing what truth is, as long as our schools and professors, and the media keep the liberal socialist BS going the more irrelevant but violently dangerous they become.

I really feel sorry for the braindead MSM, TV comic celebrities, and most of Hollywood, and the special minority groups who are now proving either how dumb they are or that they are actually anti-USA and the well being of a secure and sovereign USA.  A manufactured hate that has truly became hate.  But one cannot expect any different outcome when they have been brainwashed by Godless leaders on the Left.

In Study
R.S. Helms
Thanks for taking the time to read my studied opinion.  God bless you
    and God Bless the USA.

The Liberal Corruption Runs Deep & Wide

 

Liberal Corruption Runs Deep and Wide.

I am sure you have noticed the condition of our once Great Nation, the Christian church, and the World we live in… that is unless you live somewhere that is so far off the grid that your neighbors live in caves, and wear bones in their noses. The world, (in most part), has become a dumbed down flock of sheep who are following yippy—skippy after a world order pied piper, which we so fondly call the UN. The world is in a mess and has been for centuries, so I would like to stay a bit closer to home than the whole world.

For nearly forty years’ liberalism has been rolling downhill like a snowball on its way to utopia; gathering up everything good and forming it into the well packed icy-cold huge snowball to hell, not utopia, like the corrupt politicians keep playing on their lyres and tin flutes the sweet music of deception. People in our nation have been brought under an evil delusion of liberalism.

There are few politicians that have left more of a positive legacy for the USA than what become more and more a negative. Simply because “We The People” have allowed ourselves to be lured into the throng of once God believing, God fearing, people who lived our lives under the conviction of our hearts and the commitment to our values, character, and integrity which has almost vanished now. It has been a slow process to transform the minds and will of a multitude of Americans to join in the now overwhelming throng of people, who find it easy to follow yippy-skippy after vile and evil people down that broad road leading to destruction.

However, none have been so calculated and evil as our president Obama and his administration, joined by the RINO establishment liberal Republicans who are nothing more than pawns in the hands of globalism. I do not recall a time when such vile and evil ideologies have hurt the United States as has this Obama administration. He and his anti-American, anti-Christian agenda has been calculated and disguised as inapt, and stupid – none of which, are in the least bit true, he is smart, or so it should appear.

But then maybe I am giving too much credit to a narcissistic wan-a-be ruler than the world has yet seen, his narcissistic delusion is too impatient to be smart, and shown him to be too dumb to carry out the will of his master George Soros, (it has magnified his costs by billions of dollars – my opinion,). Nonetheless, this piece of buzzard vomit who tried to interfere in the Israeli (Netanyahu) Election, and the Brexit vote in England – with his people on the ground and millions if not billions of tax-payer money,- had better think twice about getting on Trump, or even Putin, but better look in his mirror and maybe think about leaving the United States, before he and Hillary, the Bushes, McConnell, McCain, Reid, Pelosi, Boehner, and over a hundred members of congress including Rubio, get hammered under the RICO Act for Treason. (wishful thinking on my part).

There is room for repentance yes, however consider the word repentance, that means a sincere – heart and head – decision to change direction, and go in the opposite – doing your level best to change your mind and heart 180 degrees! If that is not in place there is no forgiveness, and so far, all I have seen is more lies and more lies with nothing to prosecute a case. All mouth for the unethical lying media! (That’s how they make their money… including Fox News anchors). This nation is in the septic pool of vile slime wrought on by liberal Marxist politicians pandering to the so-called impoverished citizens with promises on promises and not delivering.

The Civil Liberties Act is an unnecessary piece of liberal garbage; why? because it is written for the liberal agenda, and the tail wag the dog sort of crap that has been going on since the Kennedy Brothers. It is not just with the Democrats, but with establishment RINOs who have been trying since Reagan to take over the Republican Party, with their new definition of Conservative. It is more than uncomprehensive, how our elected officials go lazy and brain-dead when they get elected to office.

The Liberals and RINOs have bloated the bureaucracy of local state and federal governments, going global while this nation has been moving backwards, borrowing money from China, Russia, Japan, and God knows who else to send to countries who want to kill us, go against the will of the people, of our allies with dirty illegal politics because of a narcissistic mentality pushing for their own political gain, here and at the UN.

Globalization at the expense of our sovereignty, our economy, our children’s safety and education, our seniors who have been robbed of our retirement, and now the thieves don’t want to pay it back, so we eliminate the program … (McConnell – McCain), give the money to the illegal aliens, and Muslims. Persecute Christians with manufactured BS until it has split denominations and weakened others, people have left great churches for a more ‘comfortable and easy religion’ called liberal Christian theology, which is more than we have space for here.

We have become a nation of laziness and dependency on government, one of the greatest liberal Democratic presidents, once made a phrase internationally popular… “Ask not what your country can do for you; but what you can do for your country.” He loved his country, and was against the communist agenda of Communist Russia. His problem was the Conservative Christian Republican from Selma Alabama, and the Democratic South’s continued segregation, the man started a movement … a movement of real black Americans who were tired of the Jim Crow mentality of the Democratic KKK and the Democratic chains holding the black American to the plantation.

His Dream was that one day, men would be judged by their “character” not the color of their skin. That American hero was Dr. Martin Luther King a conservative preacher. Not now, we have Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson, the NAACP, the Black Panthers, and now the Black Lives Matters, who have shattered Dr. Kings Dream; why? for a free ride, and Obama-phone. All for liberalism. The media have sold their souls to liberal socialism. The ACLU and IRS are the enforcers of the Global liberal socialist Union wrought on by the UN… the gift of FDR, who wrote the Charter, and his wife was the first Ambassador (central committee representative) from the US.

The pied piper of liberalism has moved on America with its sweet tune of deception, and destruction. We have allowed the LBGT to bully its way into the classrooms of our children, and allowed the ACLU to remove anything Christian from the public square because of the Supreme Court creating case law and manufacturing the wrong interpretation of the constitution, which a liberal-RINO congress either don’t care, have no backbone, or are too lazy to straighten out; meanwhile our values, ethics, and integrity continues to go down the sewer to that great septic pool of liberal America. I for one would call for a congressional investigation into the biggest fraud that has ever been perpetrated against the American people and the Christian church.
I am R.S. Helms and I am tired of the same old BS that has our country ready to be flushed.

Corrupt Politics– Corrupt Church

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It’s Time To Make the Church Great Again!

Some backbone needed! … Apply at the Cross of Jesus.

As I go through the email each day, I have started to eliminate 95% of it, because the election is over and the people have chosen President Elect Donald Trump.  Nonetheless, the Mainstream Media (including Fox, TownHall, and the almost forgotten Blaze of the GB network), simply have the conservative Social Media, in most part simply going over the manufactured news, time and time again, and the more it goes forward the more fake it becomes.  People need to simply see that liberal socialism is in serious trouble in the nation, and just make a stand for making America great again, then simply commit to boycott the organizations and business’ that keep this crap alive.  If you do not react to their mindless stupidity, their evil values.  Stop watching the liberal BS on TV they will not win.

For conservative fundamental Christians, we absolutely must drop the anxieties of the world; grow some spiritual backbone, because the Church of our Lord Jesus is in serious liberal trouble as well.  Nevertheless, Jesus left us some wise counsel on how to deal with the broken church. 

This is a sermon which I preached Sunday before last, and it brought a good response of true Christians, that I am posting it as an obligation of request.

Excited about what God is going to do with the Christian church

in our nation…

Sermon Preached by Rev. R.S. Helms… 11-20-2016– Community Baptist Church.  W. Monroe LA.

There are some things that Christians should not talk about in church, or so it would seem.  One is the vile godless condition of our political front.  It is like a septic pool filled with toxic poison, that draws wretched mankind to drink of that poison, thinking that it is a fountain of utopia, a mystical world of bliss and peace; heralded by the enticing evil wicked beckoning call of the Sirens.

The nation has been under spiritual attack for a long, long time.  and politics is perhaps, the number one thing that has been polluting the pool.  Politics has been growing more and more corrupt and vile.  But it did not get that way on its own, remember, this nation started out with an overwhelming majority of Christians, escaping the rule of the British Crown and the Anglican Church.  They came in hope and promise of their religious liberty, which became a stumbling block to the accelerated corruption of a progressive government.  The Christian values that put character in the very fiber of this nation. soon stood in the way of the political corruption’s progress.

The Christian church was listening to the choir on Sunday morning and for the rest of the week they were listening to the seductive call of the Sirens beckoning the saints to die in the septic pool of corruption, and that is what I would like to address this morning, and time is slipping by.

The intent of the message this morning is for you to look forward with an excited expectation of what God is going to do in his church across this nation, nonetheless, it requires committed and dedicated Christians to do the work.

It is what we may not see that is killing us.  From what I see, Community Baptist Church, is a wonderfully blessed church, we have a pastor who truly loves the Lord and his people and solid in his biblical doctrines – he preaches the word in truth and in the Spirit, the people are not all stuffed with narcissistic pride.  You, and look around you, you are real people who love the Lord Jesus, just regular people who love the Lord gathering together in such a sweet fellowship, and we are not alone, there are many more such churches just like us, we are of the majority in our denomination.  But sometimes, it is the things that we don’t see in the Christian church that is dangerous to us.  So, first the list of the churches of Asia Minor, two of which, Jesus had no quarrel with, he had no condemnation, only commendation, …

Revelation, chapters 2-3. Please. … if you will.

I love this church, and our Pastor Danny, and I find this church is more like the church at Philadelphia, only commendation, no condemnation, so this morning the Lord simply had me stop by on my journey, and give a caution, a caution to watch, and be very careful for we are headed for some good times and some rough times, as I believe God has something great for us to be part of, the revival and restoration of his people the church of Jesus Christ.

  1. Jesus gives us a warning.

The first three chapters of revelation is where Jesus connects the beginning of the end, to the end of the church age, that time from the forming of the church, which took place at the ascension of Jesus.  The seven churches represent seven actual churches, and metaphorically the church throughout time as it cycles through these conditions.  It is used for the local church, and each individual Christian as they are the church.

The Seven Churches of Asia Minor and what they were noted for:

  1. The church at Ephesus – The Loveless Church –loss of motivation, but mostly the loss of their love for Jesus.
  2. Smyrna – The persecuted church – good works, and poverty for Christ’ sake. – No Condemnation.
  3. PergamosThe Compromising Church faithful to Christ – but Tolerance of those promiscuous persons who taught the doctrine of Balaam and the Nicolaitans.
  4. Thyatira The Corrupt Church – Tolerant of the false prophetess Jezebel and her wicked practices.
  5. Sardis – The Dead Church – A reputation for life but, in reality, were dead.
  6. Philadelphia – The Faithful Church – faithfulness to the word of Christ… no Condemnation
  7. Laodicea – The Lukewarm Church – They were neither hot nor cold, and were sickening to the Lord.

These are the church conditions; the churches are both historical and typical.  They refer primarily to the actual condition of the several churches indicated, and now are intended to be used for the instruction, encouragement, and warning of the Church and Churches throughout all time; or the Church age.  They are the measuring plum, which God gave us to see what condition the Universal Church of Christ is in, our Denomination, our local church, and seriously our individual condition.

A month or so ago, I knew that this election would come down to one or the other candidate.  It would not matter so much who would win, because I was thanking God for whoever won, I just was excited to have it over, knowing whichever the winner, God had a plan for the outcome.  And now that it is finally over, except for the crying… God has a plan for the nation, and a plan for the church; both are opportunities.  Both, are opportunities of restoration, revival, and even more so another great awakening.

Should the election have come to a different end, then God would allow the nation to continue in a seemingly death spiral; until our people woke from their slumber or delusion and cry out for god.  But he would have the plan for the church the same plan for the church, either the outcome, Revival, to bring about an awakening – and I for one am so thankful that I have been allowed to see his mighty hand set to revive his church. – one could say I am excited in my thanksgiving because I know that God has a plan.  We chose who the president would be, but I knew, that God would use whoever we chose because he had a plan for the church, and a plan for the nation.  I am happy with the outcome because of what he is committed to do, and one of the most important to me, is he will protect our church.  He will protect the church.

The Southern Baptist Convention had a split in 1991 over the claim of theological and philosophical differences, this division started 12 or so years earlier with the ‘moderate’-liberal faction.  The split created the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and at that time it was called moderate/liberal Baptists. I will not get into all the Christian denominations in the nation; however, so that no one gets the idea that my beloved Southern Baptist Convention, is not without its share of liberalism, it should be known that our convention does have some liberal theologians, teaching in our seminaries, and in our leadership, perhaps it has to do with the political correctness that has been used to not only persecute Christians, but to get them to jump into liberal theology, or try to hold the flock from going liberal.

One thing I will say is that Jesus has given us the eyes to see, and the Holy Spirit has given us the ears to hear (spiritual ears), that we may understand and recognize what condition his church is in at any given time.  In America and around the world, we have more than a multitude of “Christian” branches, groups, cults, denominations, and that is why I am so thankful that God put seven churches at the beginning of the book of Revelation and the Apostle John as the journalist (if you will).

Today we still have the seven churches in the Bible, and praise God we have the Holy Spirit who quickens our spirit and convicts us into participation; not of this world but of the Kingdom of God and merely as sojourners are we, on our way home.

Now two churches (remember the church is the people), that I will briefly look at this morning.  I trust you will find a study Bible or commentary and look at these churches as conditions of today, and what God will require from his people to fix the broken Church, even if our church is not broken, we will need to pay attention and get excited about what God is going to do.  Then again, he may do nothing, except let us continue along the broad path, the Bible tells us that the broad path leads to destruction.  Personally, I pray for revival … revive us again lord Jesus!

I believe, there are people in this church, which are anxious … some a lot … some not so much, about not only the vileness of the campaign cycle, and now the unrest and vile thuggery of protesters.  I can understand, — it takes a special godly man like brother Danny, to project the peace of God as he does.  I don’t want to project anxiety, or fear – that is wrong, but perhaps hope in Jesus for those who feel anxious, and fearful of the future.  God is still God, he is still on his throne, and still, he will quiet the raging sea.

  1. The first Condition.

The churches at Pergamos and Thyatira, …

Pergamos: The Compromising Church.  Why should I call it a compromising church?  Well, my, my, my … it is a church that is faithful to Christ, nonetheless, at the same time is tolerant of those promiscuous people in the congregation.

  1. Please notice that Jesus is telling Paul to write to the angel of the church not the world, it is a concern in the congregation.  Not the nation.  during the campaign, some of the notable Christian leaders, were making it known who they were supporting, and some were condemning them for giving Trump a slide, or tolerating his sin… well, — Trump was not running to be head of the Christian church, … and, we are commanded to be forgiving, his sin of lust is a forgivable sin. So, ask yourself, why would a Christian leader publicly denounce, pastors willing to forgive the actions of someone eleven years prior?  But apparently, some are better than God and just will not forgive. They use words like tolerate sin, not knowing if Trump who is perhaps a different denomination (Presbyterian), and don’t feel he needs to confess his sin to anyone but God or like a whole lot of Christians don’t think their sin is sin. … but he could have done that at any time during the last eleven years.  I don’t know and neither do they.  One reason that we listen with the ears of God not those of some denominational leaders.  Although they are supposed to be our leaders, and examples, they at times sound more like Pharisees.
  1. b. King David, committed lust, he committed adultery, he committed murder. David confessed, to God, he confessed and repented of the wrong, and God forgave him and called David a “Man after my own heart” …
  1. The church at Pergamos, was tolerating promiscuous persons within the congregation. This is what upsets Christ is to have his church compromising the faith, and allowing sin to be tolerated IN the church. The condition of the church, was allowing promiscuous persons, and or false teachings, it was allowing meat sacrificed to idols, it was a plea for freedom in the church to take part in the idolatrous rites, and for introducing heathen orgies into the Christian ceremonies. The doctrine of these antinomian teachers was “the doctrine of Balaam” because, like Balaam, they prostituted their influence to the seducing of God’s people into idolatry and impurity. The similarity of this doctrine and that of the Nicolaitans is obvious; —- but that of Nicolaus (which is equivalent to “conquering the people”) is intended as similar doctrines is only conjecture. Fact is, there were two sects side by side at Pergamum is the meaning of this passage; and though their doctrines were alike in being, to control the people by the people’s compromise.

Church, we need not compromise on the faith, nor on the word of God being inerrant and infallible.  If you believe one verse, you must believe them all, if you fault one verse you must fault them all … oh well it is a good book and some of it may help me through this life.  That is the difference in conservative “traditional orthodox” Christian theology, and liberal theology.

The second Church of my selection

  1. Thyatira – The Corrupt Church.  Again, we have the word Tolerance – Tolerance of the false prophetess Jezebel and her wicked practices.  The church, condition, here projects the word suffer and there is a right and a wrong suffering, — a… the suffering of tribulations, or persecution, — and the suffering or tolerating — allowing a whole lot of wrong to go on.  The church at Thyatira had both, and the rebuke is aimed at the wrong.  The enduring of tribulation, (persecution) is commended, while the toleration, or enduring, of evil is rebuked.  It is not said that Jezebel receives sympathy or encouragement, but merely that she is let alone; her wickedness is left unchecked, and that is sinful.  It is not worthwhile to speculate as to who this individual woman is, she was there and she may be a person or a false doctrine.  It is my studied opinion that Jezebel is not her real name but a symbolical name of reproach, and what her actual name and status was we have no way of knowing.  Whatever, what is critical in this church is the suffering of this as false doctrine, akin to that of the Nicolaitans and to the doctrine of Balaam.  Whatever the detailed difference may be, all three made ‘Christian liberty” a plea for antichristian license which claimed to be above the moral Law.  And she taught and seduced.  This is an independent statement and not be made to depend on the “thou sufferest.”  In the original language, the word for seduce, and lead astray, is the same and used often in the ‘active’ sense, in Johns writing. Here it implies seduction into error of a very grave kind.  Be it fornication (literally) or metaphorically to mean spiritual sense of idolatry.  The Christian church needs to look at itself, and not fail Christ by allowing false doctrines and worldly influence and persecution to corrupt the foundations of our faith.

 

In closing,

  1. Please remember, that compromise leads to corruption, and vice-versa, and as the church we must look past the plea of liberalism as Christian liberty; Christian compassion and tolerance, and hold fast to the doctrines of the word of God; if we compromise on one doctrine of the Bible we corrupt the whole thing. And that relates to our salvation by grace alone, in faith on the work of our Lord Jesus. You, yes each professing born again Christian must affirm the Bible as being the very word of God, without error — being infallible in its instruction and teaching, which is interpreted by the Holy Spirit…  and so far it is still valid in the Southern Baptist Statement of Faith. … what you need to do is examine yourself and our church, and other churches and denominations to see if that is in their personal and church statement of faith.  If it is not? Then why not?  Where did you first compromise on your Christian faith?  And why? … has the liberal world intimidated you to compromise on the Word of God?  … thank God he is a God of second, third, fourth, 7 times 70 forgiving grace.  Do not be afraid of the liberal world calling you hurtful names, and slandering you and your faith!  It is time to pick up your cross and grow a backbone and stand firm in the faith of the Apostles!  A bunch of liberal theologians, preachers of false prophecy, teachers of false doctrine, are not going to intimidate me!  I will stand unto my death for the cause of Jesus and the justice of God … my faith in ‘the faith’ in the belief and conviction of the Holy Ghost on my heart.

Folks … we must fix The church — starting with me, then our church, then the universal church. it is broken and only God can fix it, but he will use only the willing, committed Christian the true disciple of Christ.  The nation is badly broken, and it will take God, working through Trump, and a willing congress to fix it and make it great again; and it cannot happen unless the church goes into revival and sets the stage for a great awakening,  when the delusional and misled people see God at work restoring His church, cleansing it from the liberal theological lies.  then it can happen, and God will heal our land.

My sincere caution to our church is to examine ourselves, and cling to the Bible as our authority, it is inerrant and infallible and we are to test any other doctrines and church traditions by the scripture. We need to prepare our hearts for true Christian revival, unity, and the authority of God’s word.  God said you are either with me or you are against me.  There is no middle ground, you are not to be luke warm, or simply halfway committed to Jesus, it is critically important that each of us have a personal love relationship with Jesus, and if you have never surrendered to Jesus, if you have never known that personal love relationship with him, please take care of that business right now, you don’t know when we will be taken; and that will be too late.  It is that urgent, and such a simple free thing to do. I will open the alter for you to come and pray, or to take care of business with God.

Deacon of the Week, would you please close in Prayer for us all.

 

VOTE… BUT OWN WHAT YOU VOTED

 

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In Study
R.S.Helms

Now that the day of the Vote, is on us… I voted have you?  If you sat this one out, or voted Clinton, or one of the other “alternatives” and Hillary wins… Like Hannity said You own it for the next four years, and you do.  You own it.  If Trump wins then I am one of millions that own, it.  has it not registered in the dark hollows of your minds, that it is not about voting for Trump or Hillary?  It is all about voting for what sort everyone, to Vote and take responsibility of your decision. 

Meanwhile, this old man will take a break from it all, and try to finish writing my book on corruption in politics, and corruption in the Christian church.  and when I do return the main focus will be on the corruption in the Christian church. 

of country you choose to live in, and what you get you own.  Not complaining, about government that you voted for, may or may not be a blissful thing, but no one promised a blissful return.  I would encourage

R.S. Helms  — 11/8/2016  and I voted Trump.