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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11


[i]by Bryan Hupperts[/i]

America is a land that is walking in her own spiritual light, and
our darkness is gross. The spiritual heresies and corruption that
festers in our land are erupting like boils spreading disease all
across the world. While there is a faithful remnant, much of our
Christianity is sick and we are willing carriers of this self
inflicted plague. Our festering wounds seem incurable.

As a heartsick American believer, I am writing to apologize to the
nations for the false gospel of greed we have poisoned you with.
Please, weigh what you hear from American Christian media in the
light of the Bible. In that light, we are found weighed, and wanting.

Our pricy prophets deliver pleasing words and playful images from
their own imaginations. A global prophetic alert recently went out
with images of dancers doing the Cancan because, so said the
prophet, "God says you Can-Can!" Huh? All things prophetic
have been turned into a profitable cash business. They promise
money, money, money; prosperity abounding!, but ignore the
required self-denial of the Cross. God says, in Jeremiah 23:29, "Is
not my word like fire?" declares the LORD, "and like a hammer
which shatters a rock?" Does a word that tickles the ear also
shatter rock? Can these soothing words really be the words of God?

We are exporting wholesale spiritual manifestations like the
primitive Mormons used to experience: visions of pillars of light,
orbs of light, strange spiritual manifestations and experiences not
rooted or found the Bible, and many beguiled saints are drifting
away from the sure word of Scripture as did the apostate Joseph
Smith. Now we have Holy Ghost feathers and glittering gold and
jewels appearing from the ether.

Revelation 17: 1-2, "Come, I will show you the punishment of the
great prostitute, who sits on many waters. With her the kings of
the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were
intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries."

Notice how this spiritual whore is dressed, verse 3, "There I
saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with
blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. The
woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering
with gold, precious stones and pearls."

The Great Whore of Revelation 17 is clad in colors other than white
and is glittering with what? Gold, precious stones and pearls. Wow.
Amazing that these are the exact same manifestations happening in
charismatic circles round the globe.

Worse, those who profiteer from this spiritual prostitution and
pollution are daring to call the wheat, tares, and the tares, wheat!
Is good now evil? Is up now down? What have we done?

Our apostate apostles, merchandisers of the anointing, stand in
gold-threaded Armani suits instead of the prayer wrought armor of
God enticing you with promises of blessing if you'll send in
your money. Aren't we simply to "Seek first the kingdom of God
and His righteousness" and then these things, and they are
only mere things, will be added to us? Since when are the marks of
an apostle wealth, fame, and power? Are not the marks of a true
apostle on his back from the blows and stripes of suffering for the
cause of Christ?

The original 12 apostles were ambassadors in chains, prisoners of
Christ. Our glitzy "super-apostles" have more in common with the
miracle working magicians of Pharaoh's court than Moses. All
but one of the original apostles was martyred for his testimony of
Jesus! When heads start rolling in America, will these self
professing men of God stand or will they run for their private jets
to escape the persecution? There will be no room on their jets for
those who made them rich. By their fruit, you will know them.

We have a charismatic witch, who, like her spiritual mother at
Endor, on a recent Christian TV talk show expounded about a
visitation from the spirit of her dead father while neutered men of
God, hungry for camera face time, fawned over her "beautiful"
experience. Isaiah 8:19, "When men tell you to consult mediums
and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire
of their God?" Necromancy, contacting the dead, is an ABOMINATION
to God. This is voodoo, not the faith once delivered unto the saints.
Forgive us for not rebuking the witch and for supporting her with
our money. She has a familiar spirit and is lying to you; deceiving
and being deceived!

Our popular prophets have promoted satan's greatest lie, his
cherished heart's desire, godhood. "Ye are gods," quote the
prophets of Babylon not quoting the whole counsel of God in
Psalms 82:6 - "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children
of the most High". Verse 7 continues, "But ye shall die like men,
and fall like one of the princes". It was a stinging rebuke to the
presumption and arrogance of man, not an invitation to godhood!

Did we learn nothing from the fall in Eden? Isaiah 43: 10, "Before
Me there was no God formed, And there will be none after Me."
God says there will be no gods after him. Dogs have puppies,
Cats have kittens, but God does not have little gods! Forgive us
this heresy!

We've taught you the poison of religion. Remember the second
greatest commandment, "Love one another?" Our self-loving inner
Pharisee has taught us to ignore this command. To bypass God's
call to love, we simply label those whom we disagree with as
"religious". If they are just "religious" then we are somehow
excused from loving them. If you don't like someone personally in
the American church, just label them "religious" and move on. Is
this not having a form of godliness but no power? And we have
taught this clanging hypocrisy to the nations!

Instead of showing you agape love lived out in community, we have
gutted the very fruit of discipleship. John 13:35, "By this all men
will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one
another." Ahh, but love is costly and inconvenient and cannot be
lived during a 20 minute sermonette so we now we say, "You just
need to have faith." Yes, faith works through love. True faith will
work towards love's end.

Does not God say that if you see your brother or sister in need and
you say, as in James 2: 16, "'Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,'
and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what
use is that?" While we demand you have "faith" God demands that
we lay down our lives and love in the most practical of ways. What
use is "the God kind of faith" if you eat well while your sister is
starving? Don't tell her to "have faith", give her some of your food.
We have taught you to sin!

Brothers and sisters of the global church, the American church is
fast becoming apostate. I live here and see it day after day. There
is a praying remnant here who fear God, who have renounced
charismatic witchcraft and prophetic profiteering, the sad hallmarks
of the American church. Many of us have rediscovered the fear of
God, the Bible, prayer, and holy living. There are many here who
have not soiled their garment or bowed the knee to Baal but all
you get to see is the "Greed for God" hucksterism being exported
to the nations in the name of discipleship.

Forgive us. Pray for us. Do not seek to be like us. The American
prophetic movement and prosperity gospel is a two headed wolf
that will beguile you from the simplicity and purity of devotion to
Christ! Look in horror at the carnality, unsound doctrines, and
wreckage of the American church. This wolf maims and devours
all in its path.

In my spirit, I saw the foreshadowing of a tombstone slowly rising
across our land inscribed with Isaiah 50: 10-11.

10 Who among you fears the LORD
and obeys the word of his servant?
Let him who walks in the dark,
who has no light,
trust in the name of the LORD
and rely on his God.
11 But now, all you who light fires
and provide yourselves with flaming torches,
go, walk in the light of your fires
and of the torches you have set ablaze.
This is what you shall receive from my hand:
You will lie down in torment.

Come out from us and touch not the unclean thing. Don't let our
liars and merchandisers exploit you. Their prosperity promises
don't work here and they won't work for you, either. Seek the Lord, and live.

"But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel
other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally
condemned!" - Galatians 1:8

With profound apology,

An American Christian

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