September 2011 – The New god, Same As The Old god

Published September 5, 2011 by Dr. David M. Berman in Articles 2011

By Dr. David M. Berman

Ecclesiastes 1:9 “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”

This passage makes it clear that in general humans are as humans were; humans shall always be until the end, basically the same. Since the fall of man there has been sin, famines, wars, false teachers, false prophets, false gods, idolatry, and on and on. Having said that I want to point out that in recent times (say over the last 20 years) there has been a move to establish a “new god.” This god is very interesting and appealing to the secular movement.

In many ways the secularists have fought against God. They have denied His existence, propagated a false neo-theology called evolution, and gone all out to discredit God’s Word. What many in the secular liberal movement have discovered is that people in general are no so quick to totally discount a spiritual existence. Many may be totally in error concerning their understanding of theology however they still have a sense that something besides accidental natural selections exists. This has created an opportunity for those of the liberal, globalist, leftist persuasion to advance their evil agenda.

Meet the new god: He is possibly a she, and certainly non-judgmental. He/she/it is in favor off all religions, Creeds and worldviews (except narrow minded biblical Christianity). He is the god of love, love being defined as accepting all things, behaviors, and life styles. This god is a promoter of socialism, abortion choice, earth worship, postmodern relativism, and anything that people believe is “their truth.”

A “new god?” Well not really new. He is the same old deceiver that hissed in the garden and deceived Eve. He is the same one who offered to make Eve into a God by giving her his “truth.” He is the same one who said that the one true God was a liar. Yes it is him dressed up in wonderful light, shining into the minds of those who are unaware, and even into those who should know better. The “new god” is perfect for the liberal globalists whose desire is centralized power, domination of speech, and tyranny of thought, and property.

You may be saying; “There is nothing new here, Unitarians have been around a long time.” That is certainly true however they had not gotten into the largest churches, and most influential “Evangelical Leaders.” Joel Osteen will not stand for the gospel and has clearly said that Jesus is not the only way to salvation. He praised Hindus for their commitment and sincerity, as he put it; “They love God.” He refused to express the truth of Christ on the Larry King show even after being pressed by the host over and over. Rob Bell also refused to say that Jesus is the only way to heaven when pressed over and over by a host on the MSNBC cable network. Brian McLaren has been preaching pure heretical doctrine and at the same time these men are invited to Christian colleges, and lauded by the News Media as “Leading Evangelicals.” Christian book store promote their diabolical wolf in sheep’s clothing world-view.

About 20 years ago I began to hear a statement being made by many people. It went like this; “We need to all come together and leave our doctrine in our churches, it’s not doctrine that matters, it is unity.” I remember getting a very concerning feeling in the depth of my heart about this. I remember preaching against this mind set. Like most errors, they come from a reaction to something people sense is lacking. It is true that some Christians make a proverbial mountain out of a mole hill out of any disagreement. People go to theological war over some really foolish things. The fact is that there are some positions that are not worth disunity. I have found that particular groups are excellent at finding any possible thing to call someone a heretic. In fact many of these do not even trust their fellow brethren in the same movement.

This is a problem and for that reason we should not have dis-unity over incidental disagreements in style, and practice. This however does not apply to the sacred, clearly revealed main doctrines of the bible. (including and not limited to) The virgin birth, the sinless life of Christ, His atoning death, His bodily resurrection, regeneration only by the work of the Holy Ghost when a person comes to repentance, and calls upon the name of Jesus for salvation etc. Moral issues like one man one woman marriage, the authority position of the man in the home and in the church etc. These types of clear truth as shown in the bible must not be compromised for the benefit of so called unity. Unity in Hell is not salvation!

This “new god” demands that all religions (except true Christians) be treated as equal in importance and truth. This new god’s followers are no ashamed of him. They preach his message with commitment, and seek to force it on all. Any Christian who stands up and proclaims the truth of the real and only wise God is scorned, and denounced for being narrow minded and judgmental. This is due to the false gospel of the new god that says; “Wide is the gate to life and narrow is the road to destruction” (the opposite of what Jesus said).

Think about this; what are the names that are seen as the “Evangelical Leaders” today?

Joel Osteen –Gospel denier, motivational speaker, self-proclaimed biblically illiterate mega-Pastor.

Rick Warren – Admitted member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Rob Bell – Emergent movement heretic.

Brian McLaren – Emergent movement heretic.

There are many more I could name. Think about what has happened to the Christian truth that once was respected in our land. It is not only our land that has forsaken the truth, all over the world there is an increasing unification of evil doctrine from emergent heretical teachings, to word of faith heresy, to a Unitarian mind-set that completely rejects objective truth. Meet the new god, same as the old god, same as the deceiver in the garden who let Adam and Eve into rebellion against the one true God.

The leftists have figured out that they have a much better chance to get their communist, tyrannical earth- worship dreams fulfilled if the embrace the spiritual desires of people. So they have decided that yes spiritual is good as long as it is eastern mysticism, universalism, “non-judgmental” so called Christianity. They are embracing religion greatly but they are not embracing truth. Truth is what they hate. Thesis and anti-thesis thinking is the enemy of this new god and his followers. They will speak now in spiritual terms. They will even quote the bible as the Devil himself did. They will use familiar terminology to ensnare the biblically illiterate. The theology of the new god is after all not new at all.

See what the great prophet Isaiah recorded:

Isaiah 14:12-14 “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High” (underscore mine).

This new god I speak of has as its motivation the five “I wills” of Satan. It says I will decide rather than the Word of God who goes to heaven. It wills itself above the judgment throne of almighty God. It proclaims I will reset what truth is and “remake Christianity.” It wills to create mega churches to propagate the Unitarian world view. In doing these things it in effect desires that its followers proclaim “I will be my own god.”

When preachers like me speak out on these issues the vipers come out to bite us. They say we are un-loving, un-caring, judgmental, and arrogant. Here is the problem; the assumption is made that we preachers think we are perfect. This is a lie. We who preach the truth of God’s Word are convinced of just the opposite. We do not say we are perfect, not challenged by temptation, or that we never give into temptation. We know as Paul did that we are sinners (Rom 7). The difference is this. Those of you who follow the new god want your sin to be condoned. We who follow the True God of Abraham want our sins to be forgiven. To have that happen we must acknowledge that sin is sin and repent. We trust in the Saviors forgiveness. Liberal, anything goes, preachers do not love. Love is telling the truth and also preaching the way of Salvation as revealed by Christ and His Apostles.

1 John 2:3 “And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.”

2 Timothy 4:1” I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom”

1 Peter 4:3-5 “For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.”

Let me make something very clear. I am no better than anyone. I am a sinner saved by grace. I do not consider myself to be worthy of anything good without God’s grace. I am no better that Osteen, Warren, McLaren, Bell, or any other man. Do not accuse me of being “self-righteous.”  It is those who refuse to except the truth of God’s word that are self-righteous, not those who acknowledge what their own sin is.

There is another way this new god is manifesting himself. He is also subtly raising his ugly head among conservatives by way of rallies. Glen Beck has been very effective at gaining a Christian audience. He brings Christians together and that may seem good to some however I caution it. Beck is a Mormon. Mormons are simply not biblical Christians. They teach heretical doctrine that must be resisted by the church. I am not saying that American citizens of differing religions can’t rally to petition the government for redress of grievances.  What I am saying is that Beck puts a spiritual spin on it and that is blurring the lines between truth and error. We can’t come together spiritually with demonic doctrine for “what fellowship does light have with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14). Beck wants us all to come together and speaks in terms that promote a Unitarian world-view. He thinks we are all God’s children. We are not all God’s children, we are all his creation. We become a child of God when we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior. This we see in the following passage:

Galatians 4:4-7  “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.”

The liberal new god is not the God of the bible, neither is the conservative god of those who in the name of winning embrace the demonic teachings of Mormonism. We must understand that both liberal Unitarianism and conservative Unitarianism are both from the pit of Hell. The God of the bible is full of grace and mercy yes, but also judgment. Yes God, not man decides what is right and what is wrong:

2 Timothy 4:1” I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom

Even many “pro family” organizations are willing to compromise with those who say the right things but have shown by their actions that they are no friend of the Word of God. The pro family groups have been in bed with the Republican Party for years, and they remain in that relationship no matter how many times the Republicans fail to keep their promises to Christians. Renounce the new god, and turn to the only wise and true God who became flesh and dwelt among us. Jesus is the answer for sinners like me. Jesus is my only hope. Anything other than Him will not save you. I will not break fellowship with other believers on non-essential doctrine and style, but I will not stand in ministry with those who have denied the faith and pervert it to their own liberal ends or so called conservative ends. Wake up!

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