In these days of trouble and distress, many are understandably looking forward to the soon return of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Jesus warned us in Matthew 24, “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” And in Luke 17, He said, “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot…Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.”
What was it like in the days of Noah? Genesis 6: “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” And of course, we all know what it was like in the days of Lot, when God destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, because of the great abomination of sodomy that men were pridefully indulging there in the sight of the Lord.
2 Peter 3: “Scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires.” This was repeated by Jude: “In the last days there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.” Matthew 24: “…then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.” 2 Timothy 4: “the time is coming when people will not endure sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers to suit their own passions and will turn away from the truth.”
But the Scripture that came to life for me recently comes from 2 Thessalonians 2: “…that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first…” And later in that chapter, “…They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a strong delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.”
Certainly, our modern culture could not be worse than that of the days of Noah and Lot. Certainly, the Lord’s heart must be desperately grieved at what He sees on the face of the Earth today. Our modern culture fits the above verses of Scripture to a tee. And in the modern American Christian so-called “churches,” we most certainly have a form of godliness, but it is one that is vain, empty and powerless. The Spirit has departed. As you will see from the examples I’m about to share, there has come a great “falling away,” among the church leaders and those they are supposed to be shepherds over. God has already sent them a strong delusion, and they delight in wickedness!
Scoffers and God-haters deny Christ and follow their own sinful desires and ungodly passions, no matter how depraved. And indeed today, the very Holy Scriptures of God’s Word are now considered “hate speech,” punishable by law in many places.
A few weeks ago, several of us from Wisconsin joined the Salt and Light Brigade team at a series of street-witnessing events in Columbus, Ohio. Remnant Christians came to serve from 21 states, all across the nation. In all, there were about a hundred of us taking part this year. Our mission was to minister the true Gospel, warn the wicked and rescue the perishing at several venues.
First up was street preaching at a local mosque. We did not go to be “mean,” “hateful,” or to pick a fight with Muslims — we went to give them the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our plan was to witness to Muslims as they entered their mosque for their Friday call to prayer. But to our surprise, upon our arrival, we discovered there were no Muslims — their call to prayer had been cancelled. And while the mosque was situated in a Muslim neighborhood, none came out of their homes or apartments.
What did we encounter? The entrance to the mosque was being guarded by about 500 self-professing “Christians,” and “Pastors,” standing arm-in-arm with pagans, witches, and homosexuals. You heard me right. Their message was “Love Over Hate.” (Of course, we were deemed the “haters,” as we came with the truth — right out of God’s Word). Somehow, they had heard we were coming, and they arrived ahead of us, and these so-called Christians chanted and shouted profanity at us, as they stood in solidarity with the false god of Islam, Wiccans, Pagans, Witches and sodomites. Yes, again, you heard me right.
Still, we brought the truth, the best we could, and after about 90 minutes, we moved on to our next venue: a homosexual “bath house.” Our team set up on the street in front of the bath house, which had no signage out front; in fact, most of the people we talked with on the street were incredulous when they learned what was taking place inside that building. Nobody knew what it was. But as our team stood on the sidewalk out front, preaching the Word of God and holding signs exposing the truth of sodomy, Most of those driving past us made obscene gestures and cursed us, as it was obvious that most in our society today now agree that it is the Christian message that is “hateful.”
Vice President Mike Pence was also in town that day to make a speech. This was the day before the huge sodomite “pride” parade, and so the city had closed off a street to accommodate a homosexual “dance party/protest” outside the hotel where he was staying. So we went and did our best to take the Word of God to this debaucherous celebration as well. Upon our arrival, our group was quickly corralled inside a “police tape” line. The sodomites were extremely well organized and prepared to attack us, verbally and physically, and attack us they did, in plain sight of more than a dozen police officers guarding us like prisoners.
The Salt and Light Brigade takes the Word of God to the streets of America, all over the country, confronting evil, warning the wicked and rescuing the innocent. I should mention that wherever we go, one person in particular, follows… a lesbian witch, who seems to know our every step, our every move. Wherever we go to witness, she and her cohorts are there, to curse and hinder us. Once again, she was everywhere we went on this trip.
The next morning, we assembled at one of the local abortion centers, in an attempt to rescue pre-born babies. To our surprise, this witch (and yes, she is a witch; in fact, on her personal Facebook page, she lists her occupation as “Worker of Iniquity,”) … but this witch is also the head “death-scort,” at the abortion center. Her job is to make sure that the women and girls going in to have their babies killed cannot hear our pleas for life. She set off car alarms, and even ran a noisy leaf-blower to drown out our cries for mercy to the moms and dads entering the facility.
Let me set the stage for you: when a couple arrives at the killing center, they park their car and are then “escorted” by these “death-scorts” — they surround the girls, wearing their rainbow-colored smocks and shout in the girls’ ears and make other noises, to drown out our words, so they cannot hear us. So if you’ve ever wondered why Christians who go to intercede for the pre-born are sometimes shouting, there’s your answer. We must shout, in order to be hear and we have only about 30 seconds to make our plea, before the girls are ushered inside.
On this day, though, I was blessed to be one of three in our group to help save a baby. A couple pulled into the alley, but before parking their car, the man rolled down his window to talk to us. This almost never happens. We pleaded for the life of their child. I looked into the man’s eyes, and explained we were there to offer real hope and help: medical care, food, shelter, clothing, education and financial support, adoption and more.
Still, they parked the car, the “death-scorts” surrounded them like vultures and whisked them inside. But then, ten minutes later, they came out! They had chosen life! The girl remained in the car, while the dad came to talk with us. We counseled with him for a good half-hour, and at the end, he remarked how he had never in his life seen such caring and such love from any group of people! A stark difference between those inside the cold, heartless killing center and those pleading for them to let their baby live.
Now, I mentioned that the head “death-scort” at this abortion center is the witch I told you about. But I should also tell you that the head “death-scort” at the local Planned Parenthood facility in Columbus is a Lutheran pastor. These are volunteers, folks — they do this because they love abortion. They get the ultimate satisfaction in their lives with each baby that is killed through their efforts.
We ran into this so-called “pastor” on our next stop too: the sodomite “pride” parade, where thousands march in the parade and a half-million spectators attend. Upon our arrival, about 25 police officers met us, and quickly quarantined our group behind yellow police tape. We held signs with pointed messages designed to cut to the hearts of those marching in the parade. Since we could not speak with them directly — the signs would have to convey our messages. Our messages were not mean or cruel, there was no name calling — but they were truthful. We also did our best to witness to others near us on the sidewalk.
But whenever one of us would try to talk or preach, this Lutheran pastor and others from his group — including the witch I mentioned previously — were there with “noise-makers” to drown out our words. The pastor banged on a “cowbell” inches from our faces for 2 hours straight, never stopping. The witch was constantly yelling profanities, pushing and shoving us, every chance she got. It was a little disconcerting when she spoke to me by name. Yes, she knew my name, having seen me before at other events in previous years. Obviously she’d done her homework. We were able to witness to many, but they did all they could to make sure the true Word of God would not go forth.
In the parade, as usual, were dozens of so-called “Christian churches.” Heated debates arose with these “church-goers” who came to angrily confront us — in fact, the homosexuals we talked to were much more willing to listen to our message than the “accepting and affirming” apostate “christians.”
Everywhere you looked was debauchery, nudity and filth, being pridefully celebrated on the streets of Columbus, Ohio. Little kids, from newborns on up, were dragged along by their parents, marching in the parade. Other little kids were watching the parade from the sidelines, brought there by their parents. In most parades, the participants throw candy to the kids. At this parade, they throw condoms and sex toys. I knew this would be the case, and so when I had the signs made up for this event, I made one design especially for the parents of these innocent little victims of the sodomite agenda. It read simply, “Do you think this is appropriate for young children to see?”
My wife was holding this sign, and we could tell it cut deeply to the hearts of those marching, and those watching. It also cut to the hearts of the kids old enough to read the sign for themselves. The sodomites absolutely hated this truth. Before long, one of them came up behind my wife and ripped the sign from her hands and destroyed it. You see, they cannot stand truth, only the celebration of their own carnal lusts. They must destroy truth, and drown out the preaching of it, at all costs.
You may be asking why we do this type of street ministry… Because we are called to be Salt and Light in this dark world. It’s our job. Our reasonable service to the Lord. As Christians, we are not to sit and do nothing as evil overtakes us, but rather to occupy until Christ returns. Ezekiel 33 warns: “I have made you a watchman for the people…so hear the word I speak and give them warning from Me. When I say to the wicked, ‘You wicked person, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak out to warn them from their ways, that wicked person will die in their sin, but I will hold you accountable for their blood. But if you do warn the wicked person to turn from their ways and they do not do so, they will die for their sin, though you yourself will be saved.”
God uses His people to warn the wicked. We do that. We take His Word seriously. We cannot, in good conscience, sit idly by, while the devil and his demons destroy our children and our nation, turning it to a Christ-less culture of debauchery and death. We must warn the wicked, intercede for the innocent and preach the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We cannot call ourselves “Christians” and do any less.
I came away from this experience with a feeling of deep sorrow. You see, we experienced Genesis 6 firsthand: “every imagination of the heart of man is only evil continually.” Moreover, we witnessed countless clergymen, pastors and priests — those who should be speaking the truth of God’s Word — instead standing on the side of the devil, right alongside the demons of Islam, right alongside pagans, witches and homosexuals. They should know what Romans 1 warns: “Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things, but also approve of those who practice them.” Indeed, not only do these “clergymen” approve of these evil practices — they participate in and celebrate these same wicked things — and teach others to do likewise… and they work hard to oppose Godly men and women at every turn. Our nation is in dire straits because of these clergymen, who are most certainly of their father, the devil.
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