December 2007


An extremely popular movie circulating on the Web these days is known as Zeitgeist. A movie where it can be concluded that one of its primary objective is to discredit Christianity and to “prove” that Jesus the Messiah was a fraud and that Christianity is nothing more than an amalgam of pagan beliefs. Along with this charge, the creators of this movie draw the conclusion that religion is simply a tool of the world employed by the powerful to keep the masses in subjugation through superstitious ignorance.

Sadly, the vast majority who have watched this film are representative of the Internet “get it now” generation that does not do its homework or perform due diligence when presented with a thesis. Instead, if what is presented sounds and looks good to them and falls in line with their world view, they accept it as “gospel” truth without question or further research. So it goes with Zeitgeist for countless individuals who have watched the movie, been baptized into its doctrine and become its evangelists.

This is ironic when you consider that those who say they are open minded and seeking truth are actually guilty of the very thing they accuse Christians of. The accusation of course being that Christians are gullible simpletons who have believed a lie, which if only they took the time to research, would see they are deceived. Yet when the disciples of Zeitgeist accept everything in this movie that discredits Christianity without raising a questioning eyebrow they are seen as being the true seekers of truth. I’m sorry but this is hypocrisy.

True Christians though, contrary to any inferences or accusations, are not afraid of truth. Examine Christianity honestly and you will see that the claims of Jesus Christ and the writings of the apostles and prophets have been the most studied and scrutinized ever to have existed in all of history. Try this with the writings from Zeitgeist’s heralded “experts” and see how long they last under a microscope of equal power.

And so I present a challenge to those who have watched Zeitgeist and even those who have not. This being for you to examine evidence that the writers of Zeitgeist failed to provide to their viewers. Evidence you should evaluate and examine for yourself so that at the end of the “day” you have done your homework and can base you beliefs on what is presented from both sides of the spectrum.

As a starter consider Zeitgeist Refuted. Watch it with an open mind and take the time to do your own research. For I would just as much hate for you to accept what is presented in this rebuttal anymore than what you may have believed from Zeitgeist. Because if at the end of the “day” you come away rejecting Jesus Christ this is your choice where I am not here to strong arm you to my beliefs. But your rejection should be based on fact and not the wild and fanciful conclusions drawn by Zeitgeist which wither away when honestly examined.

Likewise, I want to state that myriad true Christians, contrary to what you might think in watching the Zeitgeist “exposé”, are not ignorant to what is presented therein. We will readily admit that men are liars for our Lord and the Scriptures teach us this truth over and over again. We even have commandments of God and the Lord Jesus that teach against lying.

It goes hand-in-hand with this truth about men being liars where we preach to the world that false religion has been one of the greatest purveyors of lies. A fact as much true today as it was in Jesus’ day where we can read just one of his many scathing denunciation of the Pharisees who were emblematic of outward professors of religious godliness in words and deed yet inwardly they were “ravening wolves.” Jesus says to them and all false professors you “…are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (Jesus in John 8:44)

We likewise are astute to the banking institution and Federal Reserve being a fraudulent system. Not because of Zeitgeist though, but because our Scriptures, the ones Zeitgeist vainly attempt to disprove, tell us so. Truths that have known by God’s people for thousands of years before the Federal Reserve was even conceived in the mind of man. Yet most men then, as is true today, reject God’s word and build systems in direct opposition to his commands as they are ever seeking to fleece people of their wealth and to enslave them to ungodly institutions. For our God tells his people that they are to “…have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.” (Deuteronomy 25:15)

But men, ungodly men, have throughout history used unjust weights and measures just as is the case with the Federal Reserve and her fiat money, fractional reserves and other ungodly practices. Men who are just like those who produced Zeitgeist, Christ denying, God hating individuals who hate his word and seek to build their own religion of humanism. Yet the Word of God stands against the Fed even as our LORD declares that “A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.” (Proverbs 11:1)

We too know about false religion and that of Roman Catholicism and her Babylonian mysteries. Here, many of us have studied to show ourselves approved where we understand that Christ Mass (i.e. Christmas) is pagan just as is Easter. Here, we boldly preach against these lies that have crept into the church even when it means mockery from the religious of our day and shunning from our friends and family. You can if you like read a detailed study I have done on Rome’s adopting of the pagan into the church here where she magically crafted Christmas out of the Roman Saturnalia. It is written specifically to those who call themselves Christians and keep this day so as to educate them, yet you will profit from it if you take the time to read it and to see that our Lord has shown us these truths. Truths that our brethren throughout history have valiantly defended when attacked by Rome’s lies and those of all false religion.

Brethren who defended the truth with their very lives for it was these, that is the true Christians, who were tortured and killed by Rome’s murderous killing machine know as the Inquisitions. Killing not done by Christians but by Christ-denying papists who were dead in their sins and hated Jesus Christ. They being just like the Pharisees of Jesus’ day who had him scourged and nailed to a tree! Again, our Lord warned us about such things two thousand years ago so we know full well that religious men will do many evil and vile things in the name of God. For our Lord spoke specifically to this very thing where he said, “These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them.” (John 16:1-4)

Finally, be in known that true Christians who have “done their homework”, are well aware that conspiracies exist whether they be in governments, homes or even religious institutions. Why you ask? Because once again our Scriptures reveal this truth. A truth where our Lord taught that “…men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.” (Jesus in John 3:19-20)

This is the very nature of sin or evil which does not want to come into the light lest it be exposed. Sin that may be as “small” as you telling someone a lie, or as large as a group of men plotting the destruction of western civilization. Our Scriptures also deal in exacting precision with conspiracies as they have been plotted against the Lord and his anointed. Below we will look at just two.

The first is where the Jews sought to kill Paul whom they hated with a bitter passion after he went from killing Christians (that’s right) to preaching Jesus Christ crucified as being the only way for a man to be made right with God. We read that, “And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul. And they were more than forty which had made this conspiracy. And they came to the chief priests and elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul.” (Acts 23:12)

And the most famous, or infamous example of all conspiracies is when men conspired to kill the Prince of Peace, the Lord of Glory where “[t]hen assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him [Jesus].” (Matthew 26:3-4)

And so you see we are not as ignorant as Zeitgeist make us out to be, no quite the contrary. And the fact that some of our brethren, that is the few chosen Christians that are in the world may not yet see these things does not in any way negate the truths that our Lord and his Word reveals. For all of mankind has been deceived at one time or another and Jesus Christ warns all against such deception where he says “Take heed that no man deceive you.” (Matthew 24:4)

I close by saying to all that you truly take heed that no man or movie deceive you. Truth does exist and I unashamedly declare that it is found in the person of Jesus the Christ. You will have to make a choice today whom you will serve. Will it be the world and her institutions and lying spokesman or will it be Jesus Christ? Will you be on the side of those who shouted out “crucify him!” when presented with Jesus Christ just as Zeitgeist shouts today, or will you fall down at his feet and cry out for mercy that he grant you repentance and eternal life?

Praying to Mary

The call is out to all Roman Catholics to contact their travel agents, pack their bags and head to the south of France to visit Lourdes. Here, you can not only escape the cold of winter that most in the northern hemisphere are experiencing now, but you can get the added benefit of “…be[ing] able to gain a Plenary Indulgence daily …which may also be applied, by way of suffrage, to the souls of the faithful in Purgatory.”(1)

That’s right. Take a trip to Lourdes between now and Dec 8, 2008, bow to a Marian image and you will receive a “get out of jail” pass from the Pope to lessen your days or years in the fires of purgatory.

And, if you cannot get to France worry not for you too can get in on the taking from the treasury of merit if between February 2-11 you “…visit a blessed image of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes solemnly displayed for public veneration in any church, oratory, grotto or suitable place.”(2) But, please keep a close eye on your watch and the calendar because if you are a day early or a day late, sorry, no indulgences for you.

Tis true that I write with a tone of sarcasm and if my tone angers Catholics this may well be good. Because you must know that neither a trip taken to Lourdes or one to a local Marian shrine around the corner will not merit you anything from the Living God except his wrath and judgment. Wrath and judgment because first you are trusting in vain works of the flesh to remit sins and their penalty when no such work can ever do such a thing. Only the shed blood of Jesus Christ can remit sin and pay the price in full when applied in faith to the heart of a repentant sinner.

And second, you are looking to Mary and not Jesus as you worship the creature instead of the Creator. Mary is created, Jesus is Creator. Jesus is alive and lives forever more, Mary is dead and buried and she is not interceding for you contrary to all you have been taught. Praying the rosary, pilgrimages to idolatrous shrines, or bowing to statues in your home or church building will leave you dead in your sins.

Many a Catholic knows this because your conscience bears witness to the truth that for all your devotion to Mary and Rome your heart is still black with sin. You still are plagued by guilt, you still are in bondage to sin both in deed and thought, and you still are no different today than you were yesterday. Always believing that this pilgrimage, this recital of the rosary, this Mass, or whatever the work is will grant you the peace you so desperately are working towards achieving.

Yet none of these works will grant you what you seek for, and unless you repent, you will die in your sins. And no such cleansing from these sins will be found after death because “…it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27) Next stop after death is not purgatory as no such place exists, but rather the great white throne judgment spoken of in Revelation 20:11-15 which you will appear before after you are resurrected from the dead (see John 5:28-29). And unless you are found in Christ you will be cast into the lake of fire which is the second death.

This is why the Scriptures declare that “…now is the day of salvation” (II Corinthians 6:2); today, not tomorrow and not when you die. The Scriptures also declare that there is a treasury of grace but it does not flow from Rome or any church but from the Father through Jesus Christ. A treasury where grace cannot be dispensed by the Pope or any man nor can one receive from this treasury per vain works such as pilgrimages to shrines. Instead, grace is given as a free gift from God per his will as he, not the Pope, is the giver of gifts unto men.

To this, the honest Catholic may ask the question in retort, “What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?” (John 6:28) To this I will reply just as Jesus did unto those who asked him this very question where he said, “This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” (John 6:29)

Believe on the Lord Jesus, repent from your sin, and turn to the Living God for salvation through Jesus and not Mary or “mother” Rome.

(1) http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/tribunals/apost_penit/documents/rc_trib_appen_doc_
20071121_decreto-lourdes_en.html
(2) Ibid.

Much I would love to write on the subject of the true gospel but time right now fails me so this will be a short post. My life and coming to Jesus Christ was marked by a mighty deliverance from my belief in a false gospel to a unwavering belief on the true. A gospel that had no power in my life to change me or make me a new creature. Instead, what I had was dead religion; this most notably being that of Roman Catholicism. A religion that left me no different from the heathen next door as my life bore ample witness to the fact I was dead in sins.

How many out there are just like me? How many have believed on a false gospel and are trusting in a work of the flesh and not the authored and finished work of Jesus Christ? How many are blinded by false doctrines and false gospels and are still in bondage to sin? The gospel of Rome is not alone in this camp for the same thing can be found in Mormonism and with the Jehovah Witnesses. All three like peas in a pod who uphold the goodness of man, the ability of man to work his way into heaven, and the belief that faith in Jesus Christ alone is not enough for salvation.

And it goes beyond these organizations as we also have preached today in the vast majority of churches is the “gospel” of “ask Jesus into your heart” by praying the “sinner’s prayer.” One that is found preached the world over by the likes of the most famous ministers and churches. One that has become part-and-parcel with the easy-believing generation today where salvation is reduced to answering correctly to a series of questions.

If you would like to get some Scriptural insight into this “another gospel” and how it is just as prevalent in the evangelical church as it is in Rome please check out the latest video by Berean Beacon Ministries found on their Home page. It is entitled “The Invincible Gospel and the Modern Evangelical Lie.” A message more geared to those who profess faith in Jesus Christ to aid them in their ministry and witnessing to others. But one which would profit any who listen who have ears to hear the truth.

I pray that you will be greatly blessed from this message.

Sing A Little Louder

by Penny Lea

“I lived in Germany during the Nazi holocaust. I considered myself a Christian. I attended Church since I was a small boy. We had heard the stories of what was happening to the Jews, but like most people today in this country, we tried to distance ourselves from the reality of what was really taking place. What could anyone do to stop it?

A railroad track ran behind our small church, and each Sunday morning we would hear the whistle from the distance and then the clacking of the wheels moving over the track. We became disturbed when one Sunday we noticed cries coming from the train as it passed by. We grimly realized that the train was carrying Jews. They were like cattle in those cars!

Week after week that train whistle would blow. We would dread to ear the sound of those old wheels because we knew that the Jews would begin to cry to us as they passed our church. It was so terribly disturbing! We could do nothing to help these poor miserable people,yet their screams tormented us. We knew exactly at what time that whistle would blow, and we decided the only way to keep from being so disturbed by the cries was to start singing our hymns. By the time the train came rumbling past the church yard, we were singing at the top of our voices. If some of the screams reached our ears, we’d just sing a little louder until we could hear them no more.

Years passed and no one talks about it much anymore, but I still hear that train whistle in my sleep. I can still hear them crying out for help. God forgive all of us who called ourselves Christians, yet did nothing to intervene.”