Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Jingoistic Preacher

Video from Stuff Fundies Like.

Untitled from Darrell Dow on Vimeo.

I don't think there is anything wrong with loving one's own country. They better love God first though. Obviously people have figured out I am NOT a globalist if they have been reading this blog long enough. However nations are not eternal. They rise and fall. Sadly with the global elite using America for the biggest wealth clean out in the world and our military [such as the Navy for a "global force for good", our country seems to be replicating things that happened to the Roman empire such as an overextension of the military. Did you know that our military has been sent to 4 African nations now by Obama?

[integrating more of those gap nations........]

I've sat through some sermons like this in the IFB especially during Revival week. I remember the extreme patriotic, right wing supporting "Sword of the Lord". My pastor was the more humble type, though I saw him influenced a bit this way, though he did wisely warn of the hard times that were coming. I have seen IFB churches literally plastered with flags on July 4th with a flag in every corner.

Many mean well, wanting to just love their country, but What is odd is all the jingoism leads to a spiritual blindness. I have seen it. This is where pride in one's nation leads to the pride that spiritually blinds. The religious right is full of this stuff and influences. When this guy says "“We’re the only nation who has ever used her power consistently for good.”, is he kidding us? Maybe up to WW2 but right now with our country fighting the papal "crusades" in the Middle East, these wars have already brought death to hundreds of thousands. What came of Iraq but endless profits for some global elites? And what about Vietnam?

Ever wonder why the so called "religious" right is tied to endless war mongering and things that have nothing to do with what is in God's Word. Ever wonder why none of these preachers speak out against the loss of American freedoms or for the poor in our own nation? Be careful of the false patriotism. This is what is helping Dominionism march along, what fuels David Barton and the delusions of the "religious right". This is what helps people be deceived by the likes of Glenn Beck. Glenn Beck in all of his books, eludes to "freedom" and all the codewords that get people all stirred up. One thing, most false churches in history have been used for socio-political control, we are seeing that now.

1 Samuel 8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee.
9 Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and show them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.
10 ¶ And Samuel told all the words of the LORD unto the people that asked of him a king.
11 And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.
12 And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.
13 And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.
14 And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.
15 And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
16 And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.
17 He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.
18 And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that day.


Anonymous said...

WOW...a successfully brainwashed pastor..."deceiving and being deceived"...

LutherRocks said...

It is called the coming civil religion. BTW...nice piece on Beck.

Bible Believer said...

I agree about the civil religion....the marriage of church and government and state. Basically most of these false preachers are just more cheerleaders for Big Brother and the Police state. Thanks regarding Beck article.

Anonymous said...

This country may have had some shining moments, and like it or not we must all submit to the higher powers that be (Rom 13:1-5) and take care of what we have, and do good. Unless of course the government starts to infringe upon us evil ordinances (such as the mark of the beast) of which we can say no. What we are seeing today in our nation is a runaway freight train to say the least. Nothing wrong with feeling a little bit of pride for ones homeland, but that pastor is beyond pride and is stepping into I don't know what? Here is a neat little Bible study I found online that might be of some help? It goes over the rise of the false prophet, and Babylon.

I've always loved my country, and our rich history. I'm sad to see what it's turning into, yet I'm very thankful to God for each new day and enjoy what we have while we still have it.

Marion said...

Dear Anon who referred to the Ken Raggio site. I went, and read with interest the article you mention, and found it interesting. I further poked around to determine what he's all about. I came across the following article...

good article...until... you get to the part labeled "Justin Martyr"...where the author argues against the biblically presented nature of God - the trinity. He makes what one unfamiliar with the scriptures could perceive as a sound argument against the trinity, by saying that the RCC believed in the trinity. However, Satan wraps his lies in lots of truth. The RCC believes in the virgin birth as well, does that mean the virgin birth is heresy? Of course not. Just because the RCC believes in the trinity, does not mean that this is heresy as well. Read your KJV Bible...Jesus states "I and my Father are one." (John 10:30) Not, I am the Father. There are MANY scriptures which point us to the triune God. In fact God's revelation of Himself begins in Genesis, where He states in 1:26 "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have..." Who is the "us" and the "our" here? Certainly not the angels...they were not involved in creation...this was a conversation amongst the Godhead. In John we read "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men....He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not...And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." (John 1:1-4, 10, 14)

Another scripture showing the distinction of the Godhead, that Father and Son are separate, but one God is found in John 10:27-30 says, "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one." verse 33 says, "The Jews answered him saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy, and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God."

Also read John 17 KJV...
Ask the Holy Spirit to show you who Jesus is...VERY IMPORTANT!!
To include the Holy Spirit in this discussion about the trinity, as distinct...Gen 1:2 says "...And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." Also see Romans 8:16,17; John 14:16,17... Also see Eph. 1:3,13
This is not exhaustive, just some scriptures to examine, off the cuff...there are MANY others.

Beware: Ken Reggio and his teaching on the nature of God - the denial of the trinity - is HERESY!!
He is a false teacher.

JimmieKrackKorn said...

I wonder if what that little preacher would say if I googled up images of DU weapons birth defects and show him what this great nation did to the children of Iraq. Here: not for the squeamish:

Not to mention the 1.5 million dead men women and children in Iraq. In retaliation for ....?

Anonymous said...

Thanks Marion, I just read the article, and I don't see were you get that from? Ken Raggio defends the holy trinity in the article, and defends that all three persons of God are ONE. Justin Martyr (a catholic) denies the Deity of Christ. The author Ken Raggio makes a very clear distinction between the Biblical truth, that God the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit are One and the same Vs. the false teachings of Justin Martyr (a catholic). Please slow down your words before jumping to conclusions.

Bible Believer said...

I do not know much about Ken Raggio, I'll have to check the article out later. I believe scripture when it comes to the trinity, not anything Rome says and I hope he does not praise Justin Martyr. That is one that definitely has false teachings mixed in even if he got the trinity correct.

Bible Believer said...

Oh we definitely have a run away freight train in this nation, even the last two years things have grown worse fast. Yeah the pastor is beyond pride, that is for sure.

Thanks for the article, Ill have to check it out more in depth.

I have warned about the mark of the beast here.

I agree about thanking God now for what we have.

Bible Believer said...


What was won, in Iraq or now even Afghanistan?


The country was bankrupted,and well I suppose the papal crusades to set up WWIII happened.

I know about the DU effects.

Just so you know they have impacted the enviroment and hurt our own soldiers too.

I can't bear to look at those images, I've seen some before.

I believe there are far more dead then has been reported as well.

And to watch all the war mongering and cheering for death and destruction from the so called religious right, makes me want to puke.

Anonymous said...

So the remedy is???
If you don't want anyone to actually live out their faith... what exactly do you want them to do?
Sadly you don't have any answers, only questions. Only questions... sounds like someone... let me see... who would that be? "Yea hath God said?" ... who said that?

The opposite of that questioning is...
"For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us."

Bible Believer said...

One aspect of living one's faith is not being deceived by the preacher above in that video and hopping on the 'religious right' war mongering band wago.

Sounds to me like you are disturbed by anyone listening to God first who isn't handed all the answers by a man in a pulpit.

Bible Believer said...

correction to above...wago, is wagon...

Kayfabe said...

I was recently invited to attend Calvary Chapel in Montebello for a veiwing of Raul Ries documentry "Taking the Hill". I'm an Army veteran and I used to be part of the Military ministry there. I was invited by the leader of the ministry to attend and I. Spent some time on the phone explaining to her that we are in the last days and that we our to come out of false religion and that Calvary Chapel is allowing false teachers to come in and deceive the sheep. I explained to her that Pancho the Pastor there is not protecting the sheep and. that his daughter is a false teacher. Let's just say by the end of the conversation the once enthusiastic invite turned lukewarm. Pancho Juarez and Raul Ries idolize the military but its no wonder since their in bed with the government anyways via 501 3 C Non Profit Corporation status.

Bible Believer said...

Thanks for sharing that Kayfab, not surprised that invite went south after all that. Yes one sees the hyper-militarism in many of these false Dominionist churches, it never ends, even with Boykin we know that was a big part of his message. Did you see the comments where one thing that helped wake me up about Calvary Chapel was all the pro-middle eastern wars stuff, and articles in their magazine that read like recruiter articles?

I went to go look at that Taking the Hill movie...

Calvary Chapel is just as bad as the video example of the jingoistic baptist preacher. Questioning the endless crusades in the middle east never happened.

Odd thing with Paul Ries, many veterans I've known who have seen war, do not stay gung-ho for war. They question things a bit more.

Anonymous said...

The Kaballah (also known as Cabala) is a source of many false teachings -

mrs.lew said...

Ken raggio is a one God believing, holy ghost filled apostolic who stands for truth in the mighty God. He preaches and teaches directly from the word of God.