I have just gone through quite a week, to say the least…. and more is coming my way. It seems when you speak the truth in our modern world, you become the hated of all men (and women). Case in point: my recent commentary here, entitled “Earnestly Contending for the Faith” received quite a bit of feedback. Mostly positive from people who understand what I was talking about… the need to EARNESTLY CONTEND FOR THE FAITH, breaking out of our “Churchianity” mindset and doing MORE than just attending church and feeling you have rendered your full and complete “Reasonable Service” to God.
I CONTENDED that “Contending for the Faith” involves WORK. And the work, as those of you who DO IT know, is not easy. I quoted from the book of Jude where we read, “…it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares… ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness and denying the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Jude goes on to use as an example the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah: “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication and going after strange flesh are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise, also, these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion and speak evil of dignities.”
Sounds like our day, doesn’t it? Evil men (and women) have crept in, unawares, and now invade every single nook and cranny of our society and culture, including our professing Christian Churches, where, I pointed out in my last message, that 67% of professing believers in Christ now ALSO BELIEVE that sodomite marriage is perfectly alright.
So I heard from some of the listeners after my last program. As I said, most listeners on VCY understand the situation of real spiritual warfare we are dealing with. Real DEMONIC influences, creeping in and twisting God’s Word, defiling and deceiving our people — young and old alike, but Satan especially targets our children. If he is unable to kill God’s image-bearers in the womb before they are born, then he will twist their minds into a hideous abomination.
What’s more, the parents are now encouraging this depraved mindset. Many today are raising their kids in absolutely GODLESS homes, with no Bible study whatsoever, no information about God AT ALL — unless it is a false god… And so today, anything goes, as long as it is depraved. Bring the POWER of the name of JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR into the mix, and you will be hated by all men.
We’re in a spiritual battle of good vs. evil, the Godly ones who KNOW the truth versus the evil ones who have crept in unawares. I have said before, and I will repeat it again here: MOST of the professing Christian “churches” in this country are absolutely over-run with carnality and cowardice. Carnality from the preachers and pew-sitters alike, and cowardice to face the TRUTH of what God’s Word truly says. The people are DESTROYED for lack of knowledge because so very FEW church-goers even know what the Bible SAYS. Biblical illiteracy is epidemic. Our pastors refuse to speak on more than just a few easy passages, lest someone gets offended. Meanwhile, the people perish.
Ask yourself: what has changed in most modern churches in the last ten years? I dare say nothing. Even though our culture most certainly has. The demonically-influenced Obama — who many heralded as the “new Messiah” — saw to that. He not only expanded and heavily funded everything evil and abhorrent to the Lord, he also brought in the false god of Islam, and fundamentally transformed the thinking of an entire nation. Under his watch, we went from being a Constitutional Republic to a country of “Democratic Socialism,” better described as “Mobocracy.”
He refused to prosecute crime, yet he personally committed countless treasonous crimes against our country, God and nature every single day he sat in the Oval Office. Talk about the OBOMINATION that brought desolation! And lest you think his days are over, let me remind you, he is now working just two miles from the White House, and it is my belief that he is one of the main operatives behind the scenes working to bring all-out civil war to this nation, using his “community organizing” skills, honed through study of his hero, Saul Alinsky — who, I might remind you, dedicated his book, “Rules for Radicals” to Lucifer.
But again, while our society and culture has changed drastically in the last ten years, virtually NOTHING in our churches has changed. Maybe the “worship team” changed drummers…. maybe you got new carpeting or padded the pews. Maybe the church got a new, younger “pastor,” more “in tune” with the times. Likely the doors have been opened to all manner of worldliness, while “repentance” is a word never spoken. When was the last time YOU heard a sermon on repentance?!
And NONE of the SERIOUS, major cultural and social issues that are plaguing this land can EVER be mentioned — MOST “pastors” “CENSOR” such things from the pulpits… They will simply say we must “love everyone” and just pray for them. Let me tell you something though: God does NOT love everyone. That may sound like a radical statement. But clearly, we know from GOD’S HOLY WORD, which DOES NOT CHANGE — that He HATES all workers of iniquity.
Today, workers of iniquity abound. A few weeks ago, Maxine Waters encouraged people to physically attack all Trump supporters. Since that time, there have been more than 200 attacks around the country on Trump supporters. Physical, BLOODY attacks. Our college campuses are no longer places of higher learning — they are outposts of radical socialism and fascism.
Truth has fallen in the streets, truly. Truth is no longer an acceptable thing. Today, it is abhorrent to the people. TRUTH SOUNDS LIKE HATE, TO THOSE WHO HATE THE TRUTH. Hedonism rules the day. And if you think for a moment that the sodomite agenda is not real and flourishing, think again, because I have seen it. I have personally FACED it, up close and personal. SO IF YOU HAVE NOT, then please, save the emails: don’t try to tell me how “loving” the militant sodomites are. I know better… if you have not seen them in action for yourself, then you know NOTHING — other than what they WANT you to believe.
Those marching in these sickening “pride parades” are some of the most depraved, mean-spirited and hateful people you will ever come across…. and let me again remind you, they do not march alone anymore. They are now joined by countless so-called Christian “churches,” pastors and clergy. The TRUTH of God’s Word, His natural design and order for marriage, family and parenting is simply NOT ALLOWED. It is now deemed HATEFUL and BIGOTED and the lying Left must SILENCE all dissent, because they know they have no moral or righteous leg to stand on. We literally, now, have some in our pulpits calling the Word of God “hate speech!” How much more reprehensible can you get?
Let me tell you what else happened this week. Our Vimeo account was abruptly shut down — DELETED without warning. Vimeo is an internet video-hosting and archival service. If you want to post videos to your website, which we DO at Wisconsin Christian News, you need a server or a host site to post the videos to first — unless you have the money and resources to purchase and maintain your own equipment to do that. And the equipment to do that is prohibitively expensive for most, especially ministries like ours.
At the start of the year, we purchased a video-hosting plan from Vimeo to the tune of $1,000.00 so that we could include video content to our website. Since January, we have posted countless videos there, with never a single problem or issue. However, early last week, we began hosting David Arthur’s new program on our Vimeo account, as a way to help out his new ministry. He does not have the resources and cannot afford to do this on his own, so we wanted to help.
David Arthur, in case you don’t know, is a former “transgender prostitute,” who was radically saved by the grace of God. He has come out of that lifestyle and now has a ministry to help others do the same. He is not “mean-spirited,” “hateful,” or “bigoted.” He simply speaks the truth from God’s Word and he gives encouragement and hope to those trapped in the demonic sin of perverted sex by giving his own, powerful, personal testimony of salvation.
Well, we ran ONE — you heard me right — ONE of David’s TV programs on our Vimeo page, and then our Vimeo page was IMMEDIATELY DELETED by the Vimeo “Thought Police.” Mind you, we PAID for this service: DEARLY! Users of Vimeo post all kinds of materials. ANYTHING GOES on Vimeo — EXCEPT, (and listen closely now), EXCEPT TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY, TRANSGENDERISM AND SEXUAL PERVERSION. You do THAT, and you are DONE!
But it is worse than the money we spent to pay for their video hosting service. When they delete your account, you also LOSE all your content. Meaning that all the time, money and effort involved in professional video production is just stolen from our ministry. Why? Because THEY CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH being spoken of, therefore, we are silenced.
What did Vimeo say? Here’s their statement: “Any commentary that makes derogatory or inflammatory statements about individuals or groups of people will be a violation. Homophobic statements that call gay individuals ‘unnatural’ are not permitted under the Terms of our Service.”
I have to wonder: how many videos do they allow that make derogatory or inflammatory statements about Donald Trump? Are THOSE taken down and accounts deleted? No, in fact, Vimeo is PACKED with such things. How many videos do they allow that make derogatory or inflammatory statements about Christianity or those who believe in natural male/female marriage? And I hope you caught the part of the message where they stated to me, “Homophobic statements that call gay individuals ‘unnatural’ are not permitted.”
Friends, there is NOTHING “Natural” about sodomy. (They HATE that word too, by the way, because it DESCRIBES the ACTIVITY that homosexuals engage in). No, friends, make no mistake: homosexuality is not about “love.” It is about unbridled LUST and depravity. THERE IS NOTHING NATURAL ABOUT SODOMY. So for us to state in our video content that homosexual activity is “unnatural,” is NOT “homophobic.” I have no “phobia” about homosexuals. They are simply lost, confused people, caught up in a demonic perversion that is, INDEED about as UNNATURAL as you can get! Yet the THOUGHT POLICE at Vimeo have silenced us — at least on their service.
It’s no different from the college campuses that experience riots, burning, and physical attacks if a conservative speaker tries to make a speech there. It’s no different from those in the “pride” parades physically attacking Christians who go there to try to snatch these lost souls from the claws of Satan’s grasp…. while the police look on in amusement.
We live in a world where truth, indeed, has fallen in the street. TRUTH, now, sounds like HATE, because so many now HATE THE TRUTH. They cannot TOLERATE it. They WILL NOT tolerate it.
What can you do about it? Number one: NEVER BE AFRAID TO SPEAK THE TRUTH. Never buckle under the intimidation they try to throw at you. Stand up for Jesus and God’s Word — EVERY CHANCE YOU GET! And number two: If you are so inclined, you might like to contact Vimeo and politely, but firmly express your thoughts as to their censorship of truth. You can reach them at: Vimeo Inc., Attention Legal Department, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York, 10011. Email them at legal@Vimeo.com
Finally, please keep ME in your prayers, as well as our ministry, because we are under attack and wearing a target on our backs every single day. We have, as God’s Word warned, become a prey to the ungodly. Isaiah 59: “Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street and equity cannot enter. So truth fails, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey.”