Re: The End of Time


Dear Editor,

What do you get when you cross Christianity with Judaism? You get self-righteous sinners, no joke. Through church leaders known as the Religious Right, the Republican Party has wholly fabricated a bastardized religion that is neither Judaism nor Christianity, but it is a baseless, unholy hybrid of the two. The term “Judao-Christian values” is an oxymoron. Nothing of value can be obtained by combining one religion that accepts Jesus (Christianity) with another religion that rejects Jesus (Judaism).

Ironically, the Bible prove that spiritually, Christians have more reason to fear theft own religious leaders than reason to fear unsaved sinners. It wasn’t sinners who falsely accused Jesus and sent Jesus to the Cross, it was the religious leaders. Likewise, it will not be the sinners who will bring about Judgment Day, it will be the Christian leaders.

There are no warnings in the Bible that sinners can cause Christians to lose theft salvation, but there are many warnings that false prophets and false teachers can. The Religious Right is spreading a false doctrine that puts Christians under the Old Covenant law of Moses by telling Christians that they have a duty to God to do something about sinners. Jesus was also told by the Pharisees that He had a duty to God to do something about sinners (John 8:3-11).

The Old Covenant is the foundation of Judaism because the Jews rejected Jesus and His New Covenant. It is only the Old Covenant that requires God’s people (the Jews) to do something about sinners, usually by stoning. Jesus nullified that Old Covenant requirement for His followers when He Himself withstood the Pharisees and refused to obey the Old Covenant law of Moses that required Him to stone the adulteress.

Because there is nothing about Jesus that would motivate Christians to join the Republican Party, the Religious Right is giving the Old Covenant law of Moses authority over Christians equal to the New Covenant law of Christ, effectively denying Jesus as the one and only way to God the Father (John 14:6).

According to the Bible, the day of Christ (Judgment Day) is at hand (2 Thes. 2:2), but then it warns, “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day will not come, except there come a falling away first…” (2 Thes. 2:3). It doesn’t matter whether church houses are empty or full, the falling away from Jesus will occur because of the false doctrine that equates Old Covenant law with Jesus.

While Jesus was yet with them, even His disciples couldn’t understand how Jesus could die on the Cross. They knew that nothing or nobody could kill the Son of God, but they didn’t understand that Jesus intended to let Himself be killed for all mankind. In that same maimer, the beginning of the End of Time will come. Jesus will take Himself out of the way to let the Antichrist come into the world, and Judgment Day will soon follow. “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way” (2 Thes. 2:7).

The bad news is that Judgment Day will come just as the Bible says it will, but the good news is that you don’t have to be one of those who fall away from Jesus. Learn from the Old Covenant, but live by the New Covenant. The only duty Christians have to God the Father is to do the best they can to obey Jesus in every word and deed.

Jesus shared this world with sinners, and He came into the world to save sinners, not to punish sinners. His refusal to stone the adulteress doesn’t mean that He condones sin, it means that Jesus requires His followers to leave the punishing of sinners to Him at the day of judgment (2 Pet. 2:9).

If you can’t share this temporary world with sinners, like homosexuals and abortionists, without joining the Republican Party to take some kind of punitive action against them, think about how it might be when you have to share eternity with those sinners. But hey, maybe it’ll help pass the time in eternity if you just keep reminding yourself that what you helped do – figuratively casting stones at those sinners – wasn’t nearly as repulsive as what those sinners did.

You can’t refute the truth, you can only ignore it.

Sincerely,

Russell Marcum

Stollings

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