Tuesday, June 12, 2012



Due to some incredible events, currently in the news here in the States, I take a short  detour from our  series leading up to Father's Day to call your attention to this. It is a microcosm of what we, who are called prophets of doom by those who hate Biblical Christianity, have been warning about for years now.  In this short essay, which I humbly submit for your consideration,  may I ask you to compare the next several things in light of the Meaning of Life, which we have been discussing in the past 3 or 4 days? Thank you!

Let it be known, that this once great country of America is sinking in the quicksand of filth, degradation and depravity not seen in such a potent mixture since the slow burn of the Roman Empire 2000 years ago! What is happening to the very fabric of the United States make King Solomon's corrupt life appear like a walk in the park. We know better. We have been handed the Scriptures and the Oracles of God by those who founded this incredible experiment - and we let the devil take the wheel from Jesus.

Exhibit A- CANNIBALISM: Who would have thought this would be front and center on the pages of a so-called civilized society like ours? Yet it is! It is not just the more publicized case of the Haitian immigrant in Florida, who was shot to death on a highway by police (this past Memorial Day), after literally eating the face off another man, but incidents in Louisiana and Maryland with more reports coming in! Some have been voodoo influenced, others have involved just plain perversion, chemically enhanced illicit drugs and more.  All of them have been the result of no moral compass and no God.

EXHIBIT B - CELEBRITIES & GAY AGENDA - In the past 48 hours, beloved (by many millions of Americans) and what they assumed was a good Christian woman -  Carrie Underwood, shocked everyone in the pro-family arena, by announcing her full support for "gay marriage"! Even worse was the revelation that what authentic Christians thought was a wholesome (and former Baptist) young woman, has been been attending a "gay friendly" church in Nashville with her NHL hockey-playing husband! Her reasoning is just as biblically illiterate as all those leading politicians who say the same thing...."it's about equality" or "Jesus told us to love one another"....or "it's the (nowhere to be found in the Bible) Golden Rule!' 

Dallas preacher Haynes on Sunday
EXHIBIT C- CORRUPTION IN THE CHURCH - Then in further examples of the apostasy and falling away by false prophets in the christian church, some preacher in an African-American baptist mega-church - Frederick Haynes III, ripped his OWN church for supporting the Biblical definition of Marriage found in Genesis 2:24 and not the stance of the current president in support of some such union! A preacher! Then comes news last week that a US Navy chaplain, from the liberal Disciples of Christ denomination, performed a same-sex union INSIDE of a chapel, desecrating a house of God! If that were not enough, prosperity gospel preacher Creflo Dollar, was arrested in Georgia in an unfortunate domestic disturbance problem involving his 15 year old disobedient daughter.

EXHIBIT D - CENSORSHIP IN THE CLASSROOM - Against all tenets of the US Constitution and just plain common sense, the principal of NY Public School #90 - the Edna Cohen School - just banned the singing of "God bless the USA" from the kindergarten graduation ceremony, which the children had spent months practicing!  To make it worse, the school principal Greta Hawkins, replaced the song with a teenage romance song by Justin Bieber, after changing her story. She said that the words of the Lee Greenwood patriotic classic would offend other cultures, then said that the words of God Bless the USA were too adult for five year olds! What is obvious with these people and liberals is not just their dislike of American traditions and the Constitution, but their complete disrespect and foul hatred of Almighty God in Heaven! The incident has led parents and the few remaining patriotic politicians in New York State to speak out against cultural brain washing. This also follows quickly on the heels of a similar ban, on the same song, by another public school in Massachusetts earlier this year!

EXHIBIT E - CHAOS IN THE COUNTRY - Up is down. Right is wrong. Good is bad. Evil is good. Every man is doing what seems right in his own eyes (Judges 21:25b). We see the trend towards hedonism more and more. We see no spiritual leadership from well-known American pastors who should be calling the nation to a prophetic declaration of the need for prayer and repentance. Instead we see Dr. Charles Stanley's son, Andy, depart from the faith of his father and seemingly promote alternate family lifestyles in his multi-campus wealthy megachurches, so as not to offend anybody. He sees no problem offending God. We see another best selling pastor saying that we get to hear the Gospel too many times, while many people have not even heard it once. We see America's biggest celebrity pastor Joel Osteen proclaiming everybody is a Christian no matter what their belief system or conduct....and on and on.

America has gone wild. America has not only lost its collective mind, the country is in danger, real danger of losing its collective soul. It used to be that the prayers of the saints would uphold the country....and in some sense, this is happening in some parts of the country where the faithful still live in concentrated pockets. But in the major populated areas and in even some areas of the once solid Bible Belt,  America has gone wild for the god of this perishing world in their blind stupidity and abandoned the One True God in Heaven. As a result of all of this and more, one day, those of us who worship Holy God and know the fierce anger beating in His Chest, are afraid we are getting close to the point of no return.

The only solution - 
       “Come, let us return to the LORD;
for he has torn us, that he may heal us;
he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.
After two days he will revive us;
on the third day he will raise us up,
that we may live before him.
Let us know; let us press on to know the LORD;
his going out is sure as the dawn;
he will come to us as the showers,
as the spring rains that water the earth.” (Hosea 6:1-3 ESV)

(images courtesy google)


Anonymous said...

"it's the (nowhere to be found in the Bible) Golden Rule!"

Are you saying the Golden Rule is not in the Bible? Please refer to:
- Matthew 7:12
- Matthew 19:19
- Matthew 22:39
- Mark 12:31
- Luke 6:31
- Luke 10:27

- Romans 12:10
- Romans 13:9-10
- Galatians 5:14
- Ephesians 4:32

Also Pre-Nativity:
- Leviticus 19:18
- Leviticus 19:34
- Tobit 4:15

Further, please consider especially Matthew 25:40, as well as:
- Matthew 5:44
- Luke 6:36-37
- Romans 12:17-19
- 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Please look at the world through the Love in your heart; may God's Wisdom also give you Compassion to impart.

The Bernie Lutchman Blog said...

Great verses as always and the Word is always pure and right. The words "Golden Rule", like "Rapture" are not in there though.

Love does not apply to violations of God's statutes and ordinances, no matter how well intentioned people think they should be.
Thank you....these passages are completely accurate in and of themselves! God bless you and yours.

ps..you don't know what I do, action-wise in my own walk to help and help lift others with the little I have because men like me don't talk about how much we love others, by going beyond the call of human charity and love...we just do it and God gets the Glory.

Anonymous said...

The Term "Golden Rule" refers to those passages. Technically, the words "Love" or "God" are not in the bible either, as none of the parts were originally written in English. But we who follow Christ shouldn't quibble over such silly things. :D

Yeshua / Jesus never used the word "Bible." He used the word "Gospel" which is literally translated as "Good news;" not "damnation."

>>Love does not apply to violations of God's statutes and ordinances, no matter how well intentioned people think they should be.<<

Woe be to the world if this is true; we all make mistakes, including me & you.

Forgiveness is a Blessing given from well beyond time, a gift of Love for "violations," given to us by the Divine.

One passage in this world keeps this alive: John 13, verses 34 and 35.

Another one, if you care to delve: Matthew 6, verse 12.

I really don't want to argue, my dear friend, but hatred in this world really should end. :*(

May God Blessings fill your soul & heart; may Jesus take your hand at each day's start.

The Bernie Lutchman Blog said...

Hello my friend! :-)

You will not get any argument from me! I know what you are saying, believe me. I don't hate anybody and does anybody I know in ministry. What we do is this - GOD hates sin...and I am the chief of all sinners.

I am not into debating and making any enemies of dear friends and fellow Christians...I wish real pastors would preach the Truth and bring people to repentance...because what is important is not what any nobody like me thinks. What matters is what God thinks. I am so afraid that most in the church today will not survive on Judgment Day! To that end, my mission on earth is to make sure everyone I know is saved and brought to a true knowledge of the Truth, in Jesus' Name amen!

Thanks so much for caring and for sharing the Love of Christ! May God bless you this day and always!

Your humble servant,
Brother Bernie

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your kind words; they do mean much to me.

I understand that you do not do or say what you do out of hatred for another, but out of love for them and hope for their salvation. However, I don't know if you realize that those words can incite hatred in another. Not only hatred toward you, which you and I would understand and expect, given what Yeshua / Jesus said, that the world will hate those not of the world...

The hatred of which I speak is the hatred, condemnation, judgement against and - let's face it - "wrath" that others will bring upon those to whom you point out and use the label "sinner."

While you are, perhaps, of similar age to myself, you may or may not have been old enough to remember the movement from segregation toward a more equal footing for African Americans in this country. If you go back a few decades and change some of your words against those who are homosexual to those who are of darker skin color, your words may lead to lynching or other violence against a fellow human being. Correct?

Humanity has grown in some things, my friend, but still has the same errors at times, just different labels. How would you feel, my friend, if your words incited hatred in another enough that another human being suffered at the hands of those who thought they were doing "God's Will" by punishing a "sinner" who happened to be homosexual?

This is not an attack on you. Please do not read it as such. It is an observation; an invitation to correction. Like you, I am not perfect, and there have been many times I've "kissed the sidewalk" to bring my attention to an error in my own ways.

I don't know how to express these next words without sounding, I don't know... "Holier than thou." I'm certainly not I know, and I try to stay silent, keep my heart humble and my ego under a tight leash. Sometimes there's something that... guides me to stick my neck out and say something. In response to you, it is this:

God loves you, so much that there are no words to describe. At best, a Light wrapped around your soul. Namaste: the Spirit within me recognizes and sees the Spirit within you. Because of this, that which is in me does not want to see the work of that which is in you twisted into something ugly.

Inciting hatred and condemnation of another can become very ugly... :*(

If you are up to the challenge, both God's Love and the Gospel can be shared without a pulpit. Look for a way to open a path for those who are in a place where they cannot see one. You should understand as well as I that shouting, "Repent and sin no more" at someone does as little as shouting, "Be silent" to a firework rocket after it has been launched.

An example can be found in the case of the other post where you mention handing out literature at a popular bar following the tragedy of drunk driving. Perhaps, a better venue would be researching cab rates and possibly free cab rides (some companies do offer them), and handing out those numbers. With the numbers, site a few passages from the bible that pray for their safe journey home. They may become intrigued enough to open the bible and start reading.

A blessing opens many more doors than a curse, my friend. At least that is how I find things on my end.

Blessings for you on this day; May God guide your steps all along the Way. :D