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Defending God’s Truth in Church Doctrine and Political History – Renette Vermeulen
ECUMENIST DANGER OR DENOMINATIONAL UNION IN CHURCHES; THE ONE-WORLD CHURCH
It seems that we will never be able to reach the end of the list of deceptions that Satan has devised for us. For this purpose, the Lord Jesus Christ promised in Mt. 28:20b: “Behold, I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the very end of this world.” (Amplified Bible.) We hold on to our Savior-Redeemer’s promise as we read this article.
Protestant churches, divided into the many denominations or divisions, are affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, (the ‘mother’ of all formal Christian churches,) in ways most Christians would never believe.
During the Protestant ‘reformation,’ John Calvin, Martin Luther and their peers, (fathers of the Dutch Reformed, Presbyterian, Methodist, and other Reformed churches,) supposedly ‘broke away’ from Roman Catholicism. However, because they were born from, and into the Roman Catholic Church, they did not repent from all the idolatrous church norms and forms of this church, but kept many of the most important doctrines of their mother church in some form of another. Of these, the Vatican’s unbiblical church hierarchy, the church building itself as the ‘house of God,’ pagan/Christianized core doctrines, and church sacraments remain the worst.
As in all clandestine plans and moves of Satan, on the surface it seems that the mother church and her daughters are quite different. They preach the same core gospel, but with denominational (meaning divisional) differences. Yet, for centuries, they supposedly despised one another and fought long and extremely bloody wars against one another. (Read about the incredible human sacrifice to their bloodthirsty god of religion during the Catholic and Protestant crusades and inquisitions in “Witchcraft, (pagan & Christian) What is That?”) However, now, during the past decades, they are openly becoming one in doctrine, thus placing their members back under the authority of Rome at such a dreadful pace that it is hard to keep up with the many ‘reformations’ inside their “New Apostolic Reformation.” For instance, the so-called ‘hyper-anointed’ ‘bishops,’ (modeled in name and collar on the bishops of Roman Catholicism,) the Pentecostal/Charismatic, Promise Keepers Movement, through preachers such as Paul Cain, Todd Bentley, etc., are pushing hard and fast to move all their members through the wide gate of this “new reformation.” Sadly, this is no ‘new’ reformation at all. This reformation is none other than the old-old Kingdom-Now theology, putting on its clerical collar and changing back into its white, black, red, and purple coats. These preachers are allegedly ‘restoring God’s Kingdom here on earth even BEFORE the return of Christ!’ What they fail to disclose, is that this worldwide Christian ‘kingdom’ will be under the firm rule of the Vatican, and they will be altar boys in the crystal cathedrals of the Roman Catholic Church once more!
Tragically, from the horrendous fruit that they have been bearing over centuries, their god simply cannot be the God of the Bible, Who SO loved the WHOLE world, that He gave His Only Son Jesus, so that WHOEVER personally believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life? (Jn. 3:16.)
Do not be fooled to think that they declare and worship the True God of the Bible, the Lord Jesus Christ. If they did, they would have obeyed His commandment to “love one another as He had loved us…” Jesus Himself declared, “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another… If anyone loves Me, he will keep MY Word [of Truth…] He who does not love ME, does not keep MY word...” (Jn. 13:34-35; 14:6, 15, 21, 23-24.)
This is what Jesus’ disciple John had to say about this great church system of the end time, “The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, [the colorful ‘cloths’ of the Roman Catholic Church and all her daughters under the ‘collar,’] and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the [true] martyrs of Jesus…” (Rev. 17:4-6.)
1. THE KINGDOM-NOW THEOLOGY VS THE REAL SPIRITUAL KINGDOM OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIS
2. THE KINGDOM-NOW THEOLOGY OF REFORMED CALVINISM AND CATHOLICISM
3. COMRADE JESUS, THE SOCIALIST LIBERATOR
4. THE KINGDOM-NOW THEOLOGY OF SOCIALIST COMMUNISM
5. THE COMMUNIST WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES
6. HUMANISM, THE UNITING FACTOR
7. JESUS’ REACTION TO THE SOCIAL ILLS OF THIS WORLD
8. JESUS’ VIEW OF OPPRESSING GOVERNMENTS
9. THE PARADOXICAL GOSPELS THAT ECUMENICAL LEADERS TEACH
10. GOOD WORKS WILL NOT SAVE US
THE KINGDOM-NOW THEOLOGY OF HUMANISM VS THE REAL SPIRITUAL KINGDOM OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
The Religious beast rides the Political beast
In Revelation Chapter 13, John saw a beast rising from the sea, (or political world,) and another beast that came from the earth, or religious world. The beast from the political world “carried” the “great harlot,” or religious beast from the earth, (Rev. 17:7-18.) Since the fall in Eden, religion and politics had always been inseparable. King and church were one — as witnessed before and during the dark ages, middle ages, and to this day. For instance, in 1525, when Baptists refused to renounce Jesus’ Scriptural commandment to make disciples from all the nations and to baptize these disciples, Martin Luther and John Calvin (of the Dutch Reformed and other Calvinist churches) joined forces with the German Kaiser and their Roman Catholic ‘enemies.’ Together, they marked the Baptists for “extermination” as if they were vermin. They first murdered 100,000 farmers during the battle of Frankenhauzen, and in 1535, during the battle of MÜNSTER, they butchered many more.
While Christianity, (inaugurated by the pagan, Christianized Roman Catholic Church,) split into many divisions or denominations over the centuries, as we have seen, at the core, they always remained Roman Catholic. The Catholic Church has always been behind all great “Christian” movements, and now again, they are the driving force behind all “New Apostolic Revival and Reformation” churches.
‘Ecumenical’ means, “relating to, involving, or promoting the unity of different Christian denominations, groups, and different religions” without repentance from all the unscriptural abominations, which they preach and commit. Practically, this means that ecumenicals are unifying all Christian denominations and different religions into a One-World Religion of lies and deceit.
While the true Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ is an unseen Spiritual kingdom, ecumenical leaders use one important tool in this unification process — they direct the attention of Jesus’ believers to their ‘Kingdom Now’ Church here on earth, where, eventually, all the kingdoms of this world will supposedly be under the rule of the mighty One World Religion of political worship.
The Salvation of Everyone on Earth Without Bible Truth?
The teaching that God extends His spiritual Kingdom by saving every person on earth; restoring this world to its former glory in the here and now, is false. When we pray, “Let Thy Kingdom come, let Thy will be done here on earth, as it is in heaven,’ we are not asking God to turn this ungodly physical world into a Godly world. We are asking God to prepare every human heart, and to make a way for His True Gospel to be preached to the people of every ‘tribe, and tongue, and nation.’
Sadly, the entire world will NOT turn to Jesus Christ. According to Jesus, “narrow is the way and few are those who find it,” because ONLY those who willingly accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, and follow Him wholeheartedly, will be saved - (Mt. 7:13-14; 21-23; Jn. 1:12-13; Gal. 4:6.) The spirit at the heart of the Kingdom-Now theology is humanism, as this theology is supposed to ‘delegate’ God’s special ‘anointing’ or supernatural power to Christian leaders, subtly making them into god-men. Instead of being God’s humble servant-leaders, they become elevated ‘mediators’ - ‘priests,’ ‘Calvinist dominees’ and ‘ministers,’ pastors, and ‘restored prophets and apostles,’ whom the people pamper and revere, and through which ‘god’ establishes his physical kingdom here on earth.
This is exactly what the pope of Catholicism has been claiming for nearly two thousand years. Even leaders of other religions such as Islam, Hinduism, Jewish Cabalism, Buddhism, etc. subtly become ‘god-men’ in order to rule ‘god’s physical kingdom’ here on earth. But the writer of Hebrews wrote in chapter 1 v. 1, “God, Who at various times and in various ways spoke in times past [during the Old Testament dispensation,] to the people by the prophets, has in these last days [the New Testament dispensation,] spoken to us by His Son, Whom He has appointed Heir of all things…”
The humanist idea that man is a god can be traced to that day in the Garden of Eden when Satan assured the woman, “If you eat of the tree you will be like God…” In reality, Satan promised, ‘if you disobey God, you will be god!’ Gen. 3:3-5, “You shall surely NOT die. For… like God, you will know the difference between good and evil and blessing and calamity.”
The deceiver was lying, of course! Man is a pathetic ‘god;’ exercising very little, if any, discernment between good and evil, and blessing and calamity. As humankind had inherited the evil nature of Satan when they ate of the forbidden fruit, all their thoughts and actions were completely corrupted: Rom. 3:9-31.
Everything man touches is in danger of destruction: Gen. 6:5-6; Mt. 15:19.
For this reason, it was never God’s intention to supply fallen man with political and/or religious structures to keep his demonic nature ‘in check.’
God gave fallen man the spiritual rebirth through faith in and acceptance of His Son and His full atonement, thereby renewing the innermost ‘heart’ or spirit, and transforming the fallen mind of those who choose to accept and follow Him: Rom. 12:1-2.
NO religion or political power can bring fallen man to a living relationship with God the Father. (And anything can be a religion - the love of money, of self, of power, etc.; Buddhism; Satanism; Hinduism… even disobedient Christianity.) Only the Lord Jesus Christ Himself and the power of His Holy Spirit can accomplish the spiritual rebirth, and lead humankind to truly worship, know, and obey God, Who is Spirit, in spirit and in truth: Jn. 4:21-24. For this reason, Jesus said in Jn. 3:3 & 5, “Unless a man is [spiritually] born again, he cannot see, [that is, know and be acquainted with, and experience] the [Spiritual] Kingdom of God… Unless a man is born of water [the Word of God, Who is Jesus Himself,] and of Spirit, he cannot [ever] enter into the Kingdom of God.”
What is born of the Spirit, is spirit; what is born of the flesh, remains flesh.
Thus, the ONLY commission Jesus gave His born-again believers is to proclaim His real Gospel, His atonement for fallen mankind, to a world dead in sin; to baptize His sincere believers, and to teach them everything HE has said: Rom. 3:23-24; Jn. 1:12-13; Rom. 12;1-2; Mt. 28:19-20; Jam. 2:14-20; Eph. 4:28.
This is the Truth of the Gospel; this is His Word, which is spirit and life – Jn. 6:63.
God never commanded His believers to change the political structures of this physical world; to war in the ‘flesh,’ or to build Him a physical ‘kingdom’ or temple here on earth! - 2 Cor. 10:3-4; Acts 7:48.
Jesus declared in Jn. 18:36, “My Kingdom belongs NOT to this world. If My Kingdom were of this world, My followers would have been fighting to keep Me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, My Kingdom is not from here; [it has no such origin or source.]”
Through humankind’s fall in Eden, Satan became the god of this world. He is not the OWNER of this world, but he is indeed its RULER.
As a result, the devil could say to Jesus in Mt. 4:9, “ALL these kingdoms of the world and their glory I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”
Accordingly, Jesus answered the Pharisees who asked Him whether it is lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not, “…Pay therefore to Caesar, [who governs the physical kingdoms of this world,] the things that are Caesar’s; and pay to God, [the Most High Spiritual King, Judge, Owner, and Ruler of His entire universe,] the things that are due to God.”
There will come a day when every Caesar will have to render an account of his affairs, and bow the knee to the Living God. Ultimately, the Just and Righteous Judge of the universe will bring order OUT OF all the chaos. But until that Day, history has proven that the Caesars rule their physical kingdoms any way they choose – and God allows them that.
The Caesars, (who rule and live under the “control of the evil one,”) and the Most High God Who is Spirit rule in two completely different dimensions. [1 Jn. 5:19; Jn. 12:31 & 14:30; Eph. 2:2; 2 Cor. 4:3-4.]
So, during our present New Testament age, the Spiritual Kingdom of God, being of a completely different Origin and Source, will not ‘conquer,’ ‘save,’ ‘restore,’ or ‘change’ the physical kingdoms of ‘Caesar.’ During the New Testament dispensation, God’s primary interest is the salvation of SOULS, who are the citizens of His Spiritual Kingdom! The Most High God will not take control of any of the world’s kingdoms UNTIL that day when Jesus returns on the clouds to bring order OUT OF Satan’s present-day chaos on earth. John prophesied in Rev. 11:15, “The seventh angel then blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, shouting, The kingdoms of this world have now become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever!” But from the beginning of time, and especially during the New Testament dispensation of God’s SPIRITUAL Kingdom here on earth, Satan has been focusing humankind’s attention on political and religious structures to ‘save’ this fallen world by ‘changing’ or ‘converting’ everything that is bad into something ‘good.’
However, according to the New Testament dispensation, such Kingdom-Now teachings are complete fallacies, for Peter prophesied in 2 Pet. 3:10-11, “The Day of the Lord [His return] will come [unexpectedly not secretly] like a thief, and [in that Day] the heavens will vanish (pass away) with a thunderous crash, and the [material] elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up. Since all these things are thus in the process of being dissolved, what kind of person ought each of you to be in consecrated and holy behavior and devout and godly qualities.”
THE KINGDOM-NOW THEOLOGY OF REFORMED CALVINISM AND CATHOLICISM
I wrote in ‘Relationship VS Religion,’ p. 140-141, “John Calvin’s [Dutch Reformed Church] unbiblical, idolatrous doctrine of predestination even degenerated into ‘God’s mandate’ for a ‘predestined, superior, white race…’ [of Nazi Aryans.] [Apartheid] was a mere extension of Hitler’s ideology… The man who planned this in consultation with the then [South African] Nationalist Dr. Malan was Graf von Durckheim Montmartin.” – [Janie Malherbe, the Sunday Times, 8 March 1964.]
In the old South Africa, the Masonic Brotherhood of Christianity in the form of the Reformed churches ruled the country through the Broederbond regime. In our study of Freemasonry, we proved beyond any doubt that the Broederbond was an evil, clandestine society of Calvinistic, Dutch Reformed freemasons, yet they were, and still are, devoutly religious. Instead of proclaiming the true Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, however, the Reformed churches disseminated the humanistic, alternative gospel of Nazism, or National Socialism. Today, in post-apartheid South Africa, the Reformed churches and their Calvinistic doctrines are still alive and well, and controlling most of the Afrikaans-speaking community through the Dutch Reformed Church and her sister churches, as well as through the ‘Afrikanerbond,’ the evil successor of the Broederbond.
The goal of Roman Catholic, as well as Protestant and other Kingdom-Now theologians was, and always will be, ultimate wealth, power, and totalitarian political control!
The ‘Masters of the Universe,’ which controlled Hitler and the other so-called ‘masters’ of his S.S. war-machine, instructed them to sacrifice Jewish blood to speed up the ‘scientific creation’ of the master god-race, the Aryans. And the Dutch Reformed ‘Brothers’ of the apartheid regime supposedly tried to protect their Dutch Reformed ‘Calvinist elect,’ the minority of whites ‘for whom Christ died,’ by oppressing other races. Incidentally, all the churches that adhere to Calvinism and other Reformed churches, such as the Methodist, Presbyterian, etc. are affiliated with Reformers’ historic evils, such as the murder of thousands of Baptists and the burning of Servetus by John Calvin himself, as well as Calvinism’s apartheid-evils in South Africa, Europe, and elsewhere in the world.
All humanist religions, (such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, the Catholic Church and all her affiliates, the Protestant Reformed Church and all her affiliates, as well as charismatic and even Pentecostal churches,) believe they can ‘change’ the world’s injustices by combining politics and religion. To this day, the motto of their followers remains the same. They believe they have to reverse the ills of this world by imposing their religion upon all the countries of the world. Consequently, they will let ‘the kingdom of god come here on earth.’
In fact, these churches have only succeeded in disseminating the strange spirit of National Socialism. Today, this Kingdom-Now theology, supported by various false doctrines, had become a growing religious tool, which brings collectivism to all State-recognized churches - and ultimately, to all religions. For instance, many Christian denominations, Catholic as well as Protestant, accepted charismatic Hindu practices such as ‘slain in the spirit,’ while even Muslims are following the Christian