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The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Survivor of Socialism Has Warning for America

The South Dakota Family Policy Council sponsored a speech at First Assembly of God in Rapid City by Kitty Werthmann of Eagle Forum in South Dakota.

Werthmann is the head of the South Dakota chapter of Eagle Forum, and was born in Austria. Werthmann lived for seven years under the Nazi rule of Austria, eventually coming to the United States in 1950 to become a naturalized citizen in 1962. She said conditions in 1930’s Austria were very difficult. Unemployment was high, food was short, and many businesses were going bankrupt. Austrians were looking to Germany where they saw prosperity and law and order, while they had near anarchy in their own country.

With only a border between them, speaking the same language and having a similar culture, they believed the promise of prosperity from Adolf Hitler. Politically in their country, on one side was the National Socialist Party (Nazi) and the other was the Communist Party.

The communists were growing stronger as a party because of their promises, as well. When the country had to decide between Nazis and Communists, most of the people came to the realization they were a country with a Christian background and could not bring themselves to vote for the atheistic communists. Austria voted the Nazi Party in to power. Once the Nazis took control, the people no longer voted for government positions anymore; all positions down to the local level were filled by appointment. In the interest of a supposedly more efficient government, the Nazis decided to centralize all government between Germany and Austria. Hitler nationalized (socialized) the banks, health care, automobile production, education, and more.

Werthmann said they had prayer in school and religious instruction, but “this all stopped overnight” once the Nazis took over. Instead of praying, they started singing praise songs about the state. Children were instructed to report to state education on Sunday morning instead of church. If parents failed to comply with this political education on Sunday, they received a stern warning first, followed by a stiff fine for a second offense. Children were told to listen only to Hitler and not to listen to their parents. The children were allowed to play sports after political education and the boys could do things like ride motorcycles and learn to fly gliders. This resulted in the children enjoying this time, and if their parents didn’t like it, the children would argue with their parents because the state had told them they had many rights beyond what their parents allowed them. Werthmann said her mother eventually took her out of the public school system and enrolled her in a private school. She said at the time she almost hated her mother for doing this, but her mother told her that she hoped someday she would understand. Werthmann said now she thanked her mother 1,000 times over for doing this.

Austria had private health care prior to the Nazis, and the quality was good. But the government took over the health care system, and when health care became “free” the doctors quickly became overloaded by frivolous use of the system. Surgeries of a more important nature, however, had waiting lists of about 18 months because of all the “hypochondriacs” abusing the system. Werthmann said that if a doctor prescribed a medicine not on the government-approved list, the government would take the cost of the medicine out of the doctor’s salary.
Welfare became a “huge apparatus,” said Werthmann. Everyone had access to subsidized housing, food stamps, heating subsidies and many other benefits until everyone–regardless of salary–reached the prescribed standard of living.

Within about five years, Austria had gone from a free country to an absolute dictatorship.

“That’s called socialism,” she said. Werthmann cited the exchange between Joe the Plumber and then Presidential Candidate Obama about “spreading the wealth” as a sign of things to come - and now President Obama works toward those goals.

In examining the attacks from socialists that have come against America, Werthmann recalled an incident in1985 she was invited by President Ronald Reagan to attend the summit between himself and Soviet President Gorbachev in Switzerland. While there, she infiltrated the “peace movement,” which was there just to support Gorbachev. She marched with Bella Abzug, Barbara Boxer and Jesse Jackson while dressed “like a hippie.” She said Abzug greeted a woman who was in the German Parliament and told her there was a private meeting the next day with Gorbachev and she was invited.

Werthmann said she talked to a woman there who told her she and her fellow communists were working their way against the U.S. starting in Nicaragua, Honduras, and eventually with an eye to attack the U.S. through Mexico. The woman told her they would do this by getting massive numbers of illegals into the U.S. and pushing the sanctuary movement. Werthmann said when she saw illegal immigrant marches in California carrying the Mexican flag and trampling the American flag, she knew this was actually happening.

Werthmann said America is the greatest country in the world…if we can keep it.

Werthmann calls herself an optimist, believes that we are still a Christian nation, and knows that God is still on His throne. Werthmann ended her speech by saying:

" when the people fear the government, that’s tyranny, but when the government fears the people, that’s liberty."

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The website of Congregation Shema Yisrael says this in an article -

"Jesus warned several times about end time deception saying;

'See to it that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name saying, I am the Messiah, and will mislead many'" ... "Many false prophets will arise, and will mislead many"... "For false Messiahs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders; so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect." Matthew 24:4-5, 11, 24

Rabbi Shaul, the Apostle Paul, assures us that the Last Days will be characterized by apostasy, not revival. We are not to be deceived into thinking that the apostasy won't come; it must come first, or Messiah simply will not return! Therefore the teaching that there will be a world wide revival in the Last Days, however well intentioned, is biblically untenable. Paul's prediction can only mean that in the Last Days many professing believers will reject the biblical teaching that apostasy is inevitable."

We are warned of the deception that is coming, a deception difficult to discern. Many who truly love the LORD have believed a lie that masqueraded as truth and are now, unaware, walking in deception.

Matthew 26:41, Mark 14:38, Luke 22:46, Luke 22:40 - all admonitions from our LORD tell us to:

"Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation." Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation."

In Mark 11:18 we are told: "...the chief priest and scribes heard this, [Mark 11:17], and began seeking how to destroy Him [Jesus] for they were afraid of Him..."

Mark 11:17 quotes the Words of Jesus: "MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL NATIONS, BUT YOU HAVE MADE IT A ROBBERS DEN."

What has been stolen from the HOUSE OF PRAYER: faith, hope, joy, BUT most importantly - truth

Wake up and strengthen the things that remain, which are about to die; for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God." Revelation 3:2

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Evil Side of Religion
By: M.E. Townsend

"...concerning the transgression of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flatters himself in his own eyes, When he finds out his iniquity and when he hates. The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good." Psalm 36:1-3

Be it Methodist, Baptist, Charismatic, or Catholic, throughout the ages, time and theologies have taken what they perceived as Biblical and molded and shaped it into the gospel according to…

Now, in the twenty first century we have religions that are evil in thought, in word and in deed, in that they no longer teach truth but espouse to doctrines of devils which lead their congregations into error and ultimate destruction. The evil side of religion has no bounds, crossing all barriers to envelope the church of today, the body of Messiah.

What began with Charles and John Wesley and the “Holy Club” in England through their “method” of Bible study and prayer, the Methodist church has evolved into a religion, which justifies abortion in some “tragic” instances, condones homosexuality, teaching homosexuality is compatible with “Christian” theology and endorses the good work of the United Nation.

Out of a desire to purify the Church of England of all Roman Catholicism, the Baptist movement was born. A core belief that the Bible, not the church, was the guide in all matters of faith and practice and the belief that the church be made of believers has been replaced by the subtle deception of freemasonry. Over one million freemasons belong to the Baptist church, with many holding positions of authority. Godly men have succumbed to the snares of the enemy and are bringing this dark side of evil through the front door of their church.

“Just as they have chosen their own ways, And their soul delights in their abominations, So will I choose their delusions, And bring their fears on them; Because, when I called, no one answered, When I spoke they did not hear; But they did evil before My eyes, And chose that in which I do not delight.” "Hear the word of the Lord, You who tremble at His word: “Your brethren who hated you, Who cast you out for My name’s sake... they shall be ashamed.” Isaiah 66:3-5

The Pentecostal movement grew out of the holiness revival, birthed in the early 1900s out of a commitment to the theological doctrine of perfectionism. Pentecostals focused on soul winning and looked upon politics and national events as dangerous divisors. The movement has gone from Pentecostal to Charismatic to Word of Faith and base their doctrine on an experience rather than a relationship with God. Leaders within the movement teach Jesus became a sinner as He hung on the cross, that Jesus was no more God than you or I and that the “Trinity” consists of nine members. They have exchanged godly discernment for deception, holiness for hollowness and no longer recognize truth from error.

With its roots going back to the time of the Apostles, the Roman Catholic Church does not claim to be ‘one’ valid expression of the church which Christ founded, it claims to be ‘the’ valid expression of the church which Christ founded. It claims that it has faithfully preserved the “traditions” given to us by Christ and the apostles, which ‘although not’ written in scripture have binding authority upon all who ‘wish to enjoy God’s favor.’

"You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or what is on the earth beneath or in the waters under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them." Exodus 20: 4-5

The Roman Catholic Church teaches the gospel that all false religions teach:
that Jesus the Christ is not the only way to God,
that Jesus the Christ is not the only mediator between God and man and
that Salvation is by works.

“For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and man, the man Christ Jesus.” I Timothy 2:5

"I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. "But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry." 2 Timothy 4:1-5