Western Christianity from a Third World Perspective
Please read prayerfully and if you take offence check yourself in comparison to the words of Jesus.
But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
Is it possible that we just as Peter have been caught up in being one who:
thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
I believe it is worth a daily, sometimes many times a day, examination of self; asking the Lord to search me and give me the grace to see, if there be any evil way in me.
2 Cor. 13:5a
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves.
Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
In His Love
Jesus Christ, An Offence To Westernized Christianity
January 1, 2006
1 Peter 2:4-8 (ASV)
4 unto whom coming, a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but with God elect, precious,
5 ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
6 Because it is contained in scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: And he that believeth on him shall not be put to shame.
7 For you therefore that believe is the preciousness: but for such as disbelieve, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner;
8 and, A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence; for they stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
Blessings in Christ Jesus as we walk through the year 2006. May The Lord lead us and guide us through every step of the way closer and deeper in Him more than before. Certainly there is a lot of anticipation prophetically. However, The Lord will continue His separation of those who are His from those who are not.
Westernized Christianity on a Downward Spiral
Westernized Christianity will continue on its downward spiral too and continuously be OFFENDED by Jesus Christ and His Holy Saints who hold onto the Testimony of Jesus Christ
Westernized Christianity is NOT Biblical Christianity and we MUST SEPARATE TOTALLY from Such
It is very clear that Westernized Christianity has REJECTED Jesus Christ and His Holy Word and therefore OFFENDED at Christs Holy Word. Christ Jesus is not the Cornerstone of Western Civilization and Westernized Christianity. Christ Jesus has clearly become a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence for the whole Western Civilization and Westernized Christianity. They therefore stumble at His Word being disobedient because they love the world and are friends of the world.
Things will only continue on a downward spiral as Nations race towards a One World Government that will rise to hate and fight against Christ Jesus and His Holy Saints. Lots of warnings have been given through the Holy Scriptures and by many Prophetic Saints of our day.
There can be no excuse that we did not get the warnings. The trumpets have been sounding loud and very clear. The Sounds of the Trumpet warning the Saints to awake are sadly an offence to those who practice and indulge in Westernized Christianity. However, still the warning has gone out and there will be no excuse.
Christians with one foot still in the world
Sad to say is that many Christians refuse to prepare spiritually by Coming Out of The World and its Christian Religious System. Even those who have come to know the Truth about The Last Days still have one foot in the world and the other in the things of God, all hoping that somehow God will continue to give them an extension and a delay so they can finish their plans in the world.
To such Christians, the warnings of Our Lord Jesus Christ are an OFFENCE to them
they are greatly offended because Truth requires action that they change their lifestyles from that of ease to one by which they carry their cross and follow Jesus Christ.
Having returned to Africa from the United States, I have been astonished at the breadth and width of what I have termed as Westernized Christianity and how this type of Christianity is flourishing across Africa, especially in the urban areas courtesy of American Christian Media.
The fruit of such labors by Westernized Christianity has been the Apostasy and the Great Falling Away. Christians, Churches and Church Leaders who used to love Jesus Christ have turned their backs towards the True Word of God and embraced fully what The West markets around the world as Christianity but is certainly Another Gospel and NOT Biblical Christianity.
When it comes to understanding the Prophetic Times in which we live, many have been mesmerized and hoodwinked by Westernized Christianity that all will be fine and nothing bad will happen to them, that they will be raptured away
such false security is very common and pervasive as is always the case with folks who embrace Westernized Christianity and its Doctrines.
Image of the World, World-ians, World-like
I sometimes turn on Radio and TV to check out what the Apostles of Westernized Christianity are teaching here in Africa. I have found an amazing thing
the teachings are engineered to transform the peoples into a Western Christian Image. This is what now millions around the Christian world are striving for
to be like the American Christians they see of Christian TV.
They are being conformed to the image of the World, which is the Image of Western Civilization and all its wealth and riches. Christians around the World are being transformed into the Image they see portrayed by the Apostles of Westernized Christianity
They are not being transformed into the Image of Christ Jesus but that of the World
Romans 8:29 (ASV)
29 For whom he foreknew, he also foreordained to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren:
Romans 12:1-2 (ASV)
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.
2 And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, and ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
The Word of God is very clear, that we dont be CONFORMED to the IMAGE of this WORLD but we are to be TRANSFORMED by renewing our MIND certainly by The Word of God and not giving excuses for our easy and lax lifestyles while ignoring the Sure Word of Prophesy that we have even in light of the days we live, knowing that these are indeed the Last Days
2 Peter 1:19-21 (ASV)
19 And we have the word of prophecy made more sure; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star arise in your hearts:
20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of private interpretation.
21 For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but men spake from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit.
We cannot afford to continue be transformed into the Image of this World and still call our selves Christians. We are NOT Christ-Like if we are CONFORMED to the Image of this World. Those so-called Christians who are Conformed to the Image of this world are to be called WorldLike and therefore World-ians and NOT Christ-Like or Christians.
We MUST TOTALLY SEPARATE from all that calls us to be transformed into the Image of the World. Certainly as we shall see Westernized Christianity is a powerful vehicle that is out to transform Christians in their churches into the Image of the world, even if possible to hoodwink the Elect Remnant into this Image of the World.
There is absolutely no doubt that the world has successfully entered in to the Church and the doctrines being taught and promoted by Westernized Christianity are geared to conform Christians to the Religious Image of the World and finally to be like the World.
The Ingredients of Westernized Christianity
Below I have listed some of the Doctrines taught and being fully funded and supported by the Christians in the West through their Churches, bible Colleges, and Worldwide Western Christian Media. This has become the norm around the world and Christians are abandoning Biblical Christianity in exchange for what the West has offered them
1) Once Saved Always Saved Doctrine (False Eternal Security)
2) Ask Jesus in Your Heart Doctrine
3) Pre-Tribulation (Fly Away) Rapture Doctrine
4) Prosperity and Materialism Gospel Doctrine
5) Purpose Driven Life Gospel Doctrine
6) Hell is Not Real Doctrine
7) Jesus Loves All, Dont Offend Anyone, False Tolerance Doctrine
8) Church Growth Movement Doctrine
9) One-Man Pastor Leadership Doctrine
10) Tithes Doctrine
11) Women Pastors (Ruling Over Men) Feminism Doctrine
12) The Bible Gives Various Opinions Doctrine
13) Miracles Not for Today Cessation Doctrine
14) Marriage and Divorce According to the West Doctrine
15) You cannot Overcome Sin until Jesus Returns Doctrine
16) Dominionism, Political Christianity Christians Taking Over World Governments Doctrine
17) Ecumenism, Universalism, and False Unity (Dont Separate) Doctrines
18) Multi Million Dollar Mega Church Building Project Doctrine
19) The Holy Scriptures are not ALL True Doctrine
20) Denominationalism Doctrine
21) Gay Marriage Doctrine
22) Seeker Friendly Churches (Friends to the World) Doctrine
23) Bible Colleges and Intellectualism of Christianity Doctrine
And many more, just to mention a few
All the above Doctrines are what make up Western Christianity and are FULLY FUNDED and PROMOTED around the world by the False Apostles of Western Christianity. This is Clearly ANOTHER GOSPEL and NOT BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY as founded on the foundation of the APOSTLES AND PROPHETS and BOOK OF ACTS CHRISTIANITY.
Galatians 1: 6-10 (ASV)
6 I marvel that ye are so quickly removing from him that called you in the grace of Christ unto a different gospel;
7 which is not another gospel only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach unto you any gospel other than that which we preached unto you, let him be anathema.
9 As we have said before, so say I now again, if any man preacheth unto you any gospel other than that which ye received, let him be anathema.
10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? or am I striving to please men? if I were still pleasing men, I should not be a servant of Christ.
So, the characteristics of Childishness, Ignorance and Lies is what in my humblest terms can best describe Western Christianity, Paul The Apostle would have better words for such
that those who hold this Another Gospel be ACCURSED
1 Peter 1:13-16 (ASV)
13 Wherefore girding up the loins of your mind, be sober and set your hope perfectly on the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
14 as children of obedience, not fashioning yourselves according to your former lusts in the time of your ignorance:
15 but like as he who called you is holy, be ye yourselves also holy in all manner of living;
16 because it is written, Ye shall be holy; for I am holy.
17 And if ye call on him as Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to each man's work, pass the time of your sojourning in fear:
18 knowing that ye were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from your vain manner of life handed down from your fathers;
19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb without spot, even the blood of Christ:
Westernized Christianity = Traditions of Men
It is very clear that all Doctrines that make up Westernized Christianity conform one to their former lusts as in their time of ignorance. These Westernized Christianity Doctrines certainly conform one to the Image of the world and cause one to follow after the lusts of the world. The Lord Calls us to TOTALLY SEPARATE from such and be Holy as The Lord Himself is Holy. We are not at one time to compromise and eat of the leaven supplied by Westernized Christianity.
We are to discern it and purge out all the leaven. We are not to give excuses, without holiness no one will see The Lord
knowing that ye were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, form your vain manner of life handed down from your fathers Traditions of Men. Clearly the ingredients of Westernized Christianity are the Traditions of Men, which only cause men to love the world and be friends of the world. The bible is so clear that we be not conformed to the Image of this world, be friends of the world or even love the world. We are clearly to be SEPARATE and HOLY unto The Lord
5 For they that are after the flesh mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6 For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace:
7 because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can it be:
8 and they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
So, a very critical analysis of the Ingredients of Westernized Christianity clearly shows that such doctrines are formed to entertain the flesh and not put death to the flesh that the life of Christ Jesus might fully be formed in us. Westernized Christianity is after the mind of the flesh and therefore an enemy to God. One can therefore NOT Please God while embracing the Doctrines of Westernized Christianity. It is clear that we must weed out and purge out this leaven of Westernized Christianity and follow wholly after Gods Pure Word with NO COMPROMISE
1 Corinthians 5: 4-8 (ASV)
4 in the name of our Lord Jesus, ye being gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus,
5 to deliver such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
7 Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, even as ye are unleavened. For our passover also hath been sacrificed, even Christ:
8 wherefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Westernized Christianity is All About Man and Money
And if one notes carefully, All the above doctrines have to do with Man and a RETURN to The LAW by Rejecting Gods Word and the Grace it Provides
and also a Money Making Scheme and an Easy Life that the Western Culture Provides, especially in America
The West is the GREATEST promoter of the Another Gospel because of her wealth and affluence. Therefore the West receives the harshest, sharpest of all rebukes. Western Christianity is Totally tied to Money and Mammon and engrained in the Culture of Babylon as in Revelations 18
Come Out of Her, Come out of The Harlot System
My advice is that All True Christians should COME OUT OF HER; least they partake of her plagues and judgments
Yes, The Lord is calling ALL True Christians to come out of Babylon America and her Western Christianity and Return to Bible Christianity as established by The Teachings of Jesus Christ, the Apostles in the Book of Acts and the Epistles
I lived in America seven years and I had to Come Out of the Western Christianity Doctrines I had to come out of the Babylonian Religious System
It was hard and painful but very releasing and actually healing to me as I obeyed the Word of The Lord. Once I came to hear and know the Truth from Gods Word, it set me free from the Traditions and Laws of Westernized Christianity a.k.a. Modern, Post Modern, and Emergent Christianity.
Truth is sometimes painful and hard to deal with because Truth requires you take action to act on the Truth we have known or heard. The Human tendency is to shield our selves with numerous excuses and of course the West has devised ways to not be offended by Truth
Gods Word is Clear COME OUT OF HER, BE SEPARATE
Revelations 18: 4-5 (ASV)
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come forth, my people, out of her, that ye have no fellowship with her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues: 5 for her sins have reached even unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
Western Christianity boasts of its wealth and resources and therefore refuses to REPENT and turn away from such evil Doctrines and even takes the audacity to chastise and persecute those who speak Truth by calling them Hateful, Unchristian, and Filled with Bitterness. The Lord Jesus Christ is so clear
Revelations 3:14-22 (ASV)
14 And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God:
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So because thou art lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spew thee out of my mouth. 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art the wretched one and miserable and poor and blind and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold refined by fire, that thou mayest become rich; and white garments, that thou mayest clothe thyself, and that the shame of thy nakedness be not made manifest; and eyesalve to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see. 19 As many as I love, I reprove and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21 He that overcometh, I will give to him to sit down with me in my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father in his throne. 22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.
Western Christianity Offended by Truth
With this kind of ministry I have from The Lord to warn and call people to repentance, I have been distasteful to those who practice and embrace Westernized Christianity. I have been referred to as Hateful, Lacking Love, Full of Bitterness, Intolerant and Self Righteous, many more. The Truth is that the Parishioners of Westernized Christianity HATE TRUTH and are OFFENDED by the very words of Jesus Christ.
I have noticed many who stand in the same calling and anointed to call Gods people to Repentance being called Hateful and Filled with Bitterness and Self Righteous by those who love the goodies that the rich and affluent western civilization offers. This includes those so-called remnant Christians who refuse to repent and still love the world and the things therein.
I have spoken to a number of Pastors and Church Leaders here in Africa whose eyes are open to see and hear Truth and they DETEST Western Christianity and are asking what they should do. They are fed up with Western Christian TV Programming and lies spread on so-called Christian TV. They see the fruit is the World in their congregations and a Great Falling Away. These things are taken lightly in the eyes of Americans who hold onto Western Christianity Doctrines but it is very GRIEVOUS BEFORE THE LORD
I have called a Spade a Spade and not called a Spade a Big Spoon. I know The West has been socially engineered to believe and accept only Love Gospel and total Hate for any John The Baptist Preachers; the West always requires such preachers heads on a platter
I am used to e-mails of people calling me self righteous, bitter, hateful, bigot, filled with rage simply because I challenged them and told them that their Western Christian Ways of Thought are Childish, Ignorant and Lies
and none can dispute any of those HARD PAINFUL FACTS AND TRUTH
O Jehovah, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of affliction, unto thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Our fathers have inherited nought but lies, even vanity and things wherein there is no profit. (ASV)
The West has been Socially Engineered to not be Offended at All, every one has to be Positive and anyone who does otherwise is filled with bitterness and a hate for the brothers, and not weak to the weak
this is nothing short of an escapism mentality and pure double mindedness and hypocrisy on part of the West while The Rest of The World FULLY ABSORBS WESTERN CHRISTIANITY LIES WITH NO RESISTANCE
Better is open rebuke Than love that is hidden. (ASV)
No Apologies for Truth
I cannot therefore apologize for Truth as laid down in Gods Word. If I did, I would have to totally recant all that I believe as True and put all my Tools back in the Tool Box and head back to Rome. (I hear The Pope needs more open-minded people and love from Christians).
The West and ALL its civilization is OFFENDED by Jesus Christ and His Word. This can be seen in all institutions of the West such as Academic, Political, Social, and Economical
Jesus Christ and Holiness dont sell.
The Rock of Offence for the West is Jesus Christ. He is also a Stone of Stumbling and as a result Judgment is headed towards the West in great severity and harshness because they knew the truth and rejected it for lies.
Repent and turn away from Westernized Christianity
My message to Christians in the West is to totally REPENT and turn away from Westernized Christianity to True Biblical Christianity. Let this be the year that those who stand make a clear stand and not soft peddle the Gospel in endeavors to entertain and not offend the Rich and Affluent Westernized Christians
There is no middle ground. The time for Cheap Grace is over and the time of Christians using be weak to the weak as a cover for their sins, error, and self-indulgent lifestyle is over.
If you are of The Lords then make your stand known and not lukewarm, if you are cold be cold, if you are hot then be so
Decide this day whom you will serve, Westernized Christianity Babylonian Christianity or Jesus Christ in Holiness and Fear, working out your salvation in fear and trembling
make your choice today and dont hinder those who want to run after The Lord by claiming grace, grace, when it is a cover to indulge more in the delicacies of Westernized Christianity
Make Your Choice Today!
Repentance Preachers, Sound your Trumpets Louder
For those who are called to preach Repentance and Warn all men about the coming Judgment, sound your Trumpets even louder. Dont relent Truth; call a Spade a Spade and Dont Call a Spade a Big Spoon so as to sound Politically Correct so as not to offend Westernized hearers. This is the time when Men hate to Hear Truth
and are busy looking for teachers who will entertain them
Westernized Christianity HATES the Cross of Jesus Christ and are not willing to carry their cross an inch
that is why when they hear about the coming judgments, they ask for more extensions from The Lord so as to indulge more in the delicacies of Western Civilization
2 Timothy 4:1-5
1 I charge thee in the sight of God, and of Christ Jesus, who shall judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom:
2 preach the word; be urgent in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure the sound doctrine; but, having itching ears, will heap to themselves teachers after their own lusts;
4 and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside unto fables.
5 But be thou sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry
Those who tell them the Truth are their enemies
16 So then am I become your enemy, by telling you the truth?
The West and its Westernized Christianity is increasingly becoming very hostile to Truth and those who proclaim Truth and call for Repentance are seen as Enemies
Jesus Christ is the Rock of Offence to the West and Western Civilization but for sure Jesus Christ is the same Stone of Stumbling that will cause the Collapse and Demise of Western Civilization
for His Judgments are Righteous, Just, and True
Your Fellow Servant in Christ Jesus
Entebbe, Uganda. Africa