The pollyanna, inclusive, “religion” that Paul interprets and espouses and attributes to God in this video is a false religion and leads many to the portal to Hell in spiritual ignorance, apathy and complacency. God created this Earth and our complex genome for cause with rapidity and His Plan and purposes for mankind are immutable and entirely focused upon defeating the works of His adversary (1 John 3:8b) and restoring peace and volitional love and discipline (via the Gospel ordained “before the beginning of Time” (2 Timothy 1:9-10)) back into His Kingdom and into the future Kingdom referred to as “The New Jerusalem” that will manifest subsequent to the Millennial Reign of Messiah.
Paul Harvey’s words are soothing and sound so comforting to the heart that is absent God’s Truth but God is a Warrior God in conjunction with being a loving and merciful God and He has ordained ONE WAY to find Truth, forgiveness of sin and the Way to life in Eternity i.e. by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, alone (John 3:16; John 14:6). Paul Harvey’s words of unity in the “faiths” and “religions” of the World is blasphemy and in error as the Christian is to stand for God’s righteousness, a righteousness only-exclusively available in Jesus as our Lord and Mediator for our sin and we are to fight the evil that is in our Land and hate that evil with fervency and defend God’s Way and God’s Plan as articulated within His perfect written word so that our posterity may prosper in all things righteous and ultimately find life with our Creator for eternity subsequent to our last exhalation in this decaying body.
I enjoy Paul Harvey, his historical perspective, but he does God a disservice with this “letter” of “divinity.” Shame on Paul Harvey and if Paul rejected Jesus Christ as His Lord and Mediator for his sin, Paul will stand in the Judgment of the Condemned and he will NOT see life in God’s Kingdom…shame on him (Acts 4:12; Revelation 20:11-15)!
Paul Harvey: A Letter from God: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYmTl7iM6ks
America’s sustainability and longevity mirrors that of ancient Israel…wholly dependent upon obedience to God (Deuteronomy 28)…we, America, have failed our God and like Israel, we will reap what we sow lest we repent…it may be too late. A Nation cannot murder 61-million babies in the womb with the approval of our highest court (Roe v. Wade 1973) and a Nation cannot celebrate sodomy in its streets and impose this destructive perversion on its posterity with the approval of our highest court (Obergefell v. Hodges 2015) and expect God to bless our shedding of innocent blood and the defilement of His Marriage Covenant with the intent of destroying the Biblical Family Unit.
God the Father founded America for His purposes in response to Israel’s failures via their rejection of Messiah and their rejection of the New Covenant intended to proselytize the World in the Gospel of Jesus Christ; unfortunately, America has whored itself to Satan and forgotten Her God much like Israel; therefore, demons AKA Democrat Communists AKA atheists-nihilists-Darwinist’-Marxist-Globalists-Satanists-Pedophiles are taking their spoils and our posterity will be their property.
America’s Church and America’s Bible Belt and America’s Patriots and America’s fathers have stood-by and watched as demons in Washington to the State House to the School House have abducted our children and morphed them into Communist “useful idiots”…we’ve no one to blame but ourselves. Do not be amazed at the horror transpiring before our eyes as this is a foretaste of God’s wrath through the enemy of our soul, Satan. Why did America think it was immune to moral, ethical, political, implosion and rot?
Question posited on FB: “Why didn’t God kill Satan immediately after disobeying Him?”
An attempt at brevity in response,God the Father did not destroy Satan for two-primary reasons,
1) Angels were created to never die as they are spirit beings (Matthew 22:30).
2) If God had destroyed Satan and the one-third of the angelic creation that followed Satan in the rebellion, God would run the risk of destroying volitional, intimate, fellowship with the remaining two-thirds of the angelic creation that remained loyal to Him.
Therefore, God the Father opted to commission the Son, Jesus Christ (John 3:35), to take elements from the unseen Spiritual Realm and fashion those elements into matter (Hebrews 11:3) that can be apprehended by life constrained by Time and physics (Genesis 1; John 1; Colossians 1; Hebrews 1). Jesus Christ, our Creator, then formed the Heavens and the Earth, our genome, with rapidity for cause in 6-literal 24-hour-days and ultimately Satan was placed upon this Earth (Luke 10:18) in Eden (Ezekiel 28:11-17), provided access to mankind, and a war between Satan and the Son, Jesus Christ, born from the seed of the woman (virgin) to circumvent Adam’s sin-nature, was declared in Genesis 3:15 and the battle strategy by which God would defeat Satan’s rebellion was pictured in Genesis 3:21 and fulfilled 4000-years later at Golgotha outside of Jerusalem with the words “It is finished” (John 19:30). It was essential that God the Father remove this rebellion of Satan from the Kingdom in order to deal with its destructiveness apart from the Kingdom where nothing impure is permitted to exist (Revelation 21:27).
As opposed to destroying Satan with arbitrary force, anger, destruction, God gave Himself as a selfless sacrifice (Matthew 26:28) to defeat Satan’s sin, death, Hell, the grave, by perfect LOVE for everyone who believes in Jesus as Lord (John 3:16); by this, God has maintained volitional love with His angelic creation while demonstrating to those faithful angels and mankind the horrors of sin and rebellion to God’s Laws and the need for love and compassion and obedience to God in all things, forever.
Hell was ultimately created specifically to house Satan and the fallen angels eternally subsequent to Judgment manifesting subsequent to the Millennial Reign of Messiah Jesus (Matthew 25:41). Though Hell was created for Satan and the fallen angels, unrepentant mankind will unfortunately enter Hell subsequent to Judgment for having rejected Jesus Christ as Lord and Mediator for their sin (Revelation 20:11-15); mankind’s unrepentant sin will NOT be permitted to enter the Kingdom (Revelation 21:27).
Satan was ultimately conquered by God’s perfect LOVE (John 3:16) through the Gospel that was ordained “before the beginning of Time” (2 Timothy 1:9-10) as Jesus Christ entered Time “to destroy the works of the Devil” (1 John 3:8b).
The tragic fate of Israel as an example of those who live and die in unbelief,
Jesus came to the lost sheep of Israel as prophesied (Deuteronomy 18:15-22; Acts 3:22-23) to administer and enact a New Covenant (Jeremiah 31; 33; Hebrews 10:16) unlike the Covenant of Law that Jacob’s children broke and trampled underfoot; unfortunately, Jacob’s children also rejected the New Covenant and they rejected their Messiah and abused Him; brazenly blasphemed the Holy Spirit; falsely accused Messiah of blasphemy and ultimately murdered Messiah upon a tree and demanded that His blood be upon them and their children (Matthew 27:25) so it was and so it is; therefore, God the Father removed the New Covenant from Israel and gave it to the Gentiles (Romans 11) to proselytize the World in the Gospel of Jesus Christ; unfortunately, only a remnant of Israel will be saved from death in Hell and that in the last days as Israel has fallen under Judgment (2 Corinthians 3:15) and an overwhelming number of Jacob’s children will die in their sins (John 8:24) and die in Hell in their rejection of Messiah Yeshua as Lord and Savior (Isaiah 10:22; Romans 9:27). The stubbornness, blindness and hard-hardheartedness of Jacob’s children is displayed with arrogance and vitriol within the pages of these forums. This is eternal tragedy! Please do NOT follow Israel’s example, trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and find life in His Name (John 14:6).
Justification v. Sanctification (What’s the difference?)
If you like to argue and debate the Bible, simply make the statement that no one is saved by keeping the Law of Moses or the Decalog but one is saved only by grace (unmerited favor unattainable by human effort) through faith (trusting-believing) in Jesus Christ as Lord and Mediator for our sin. The contention and confusion under girding the dissension between law keepers and those who espouse salvation by grace through faith alone is partially due to a misunderstanding of the differentiation existing between the doctrines of Justification and Sanctification.
Justification in Christianity is synonymous in many ways with righteousness or being positionally “right” with God i.e. to have a “right standing” with God the Father. Justification, relevant to our relationship with God the Father, can ONLY manifest by grace (unmerited favor you cannot earn) through faith (trusting-believing) that Jesus Christ is God who died to pay our sin-debt and that He was resurrected from the dead for our “justification” (John 3:16-18; Romans 10:9-10); therefore, “justification” can only be attained by what God has done – NOT – by what we do; Justification is a “Gift” from God the Father that cannot be earned by human effort but Jesus Christ did the WORK for sinful humanity by fulfilling the moral aspects of the Decalog and the Mosaic Law in absolute perfection for us as all of human kind is under the condemnation of sin (Romans 3:23) and it is NOT possible that mankind could fulfill the righteous requirements of the Law in perfection in order to attain righteousness and atonement necessary for entrance into the Kingdom of God subsequent to the death of the body in Time (Romans 3:20; Galatians 2:16). It is also a most valid point that to violate one-jot or one-tittle of the Law is to violate the whole Law (James 2:10; Galatians 3:10); therefore, seeing that all of mankind is under the condemnation of sin, the works of the Law could NEVER provide righteousness or atonement as the Law only defines sin and offers nothing but condemnation to the one seeking justification through same (Romans 3:20).
Sanctification, unlike Justification, is actually a work of righteousness that is accomplished through the indwelling Holy Spirit given to all who believe and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord (Ephesians 1:13-14; John 14:16; 1 John 2:27). Sanctification or a “setting apart” of the faithful for God’s purposes cannot manifest without Justification having been realized by grace through faith, alone. In other words, it is not possible to access the benefits and works of sanctification unless one has been justified by grace through faith in Jesus as Lord. Sanctification is an incremental process over the life of the believer where the indwelling Holy Spirit tutors, guides, instructs, the faithful in Jesus Christ in the ways of obedience to the Law, a Law that has been written upon our heart and infused within our mind (Hebrews 10:16) and administered by the Spirit, NOT a law etched in stone or scratched in parchment as per the Covenant of Law given the Hebrew Tribes at Sinai and through Moses.
The New Covenant is radically different and superior to the Old Covenant of Law in that the New Covenant includes mens rea or the thought life concerning culpability; the New Testament Law is administered by the indwelling Holy Spirit who guides, sanctifies, protects, supports, the faithful in Christ. In the New Covenant, in the process of sanctification, the faithful are no longer bound by an arduous set of Laws that only condemned void atonement (Romans 3:20; Galatians 3:10) but in the New Covenant, the faithful walk-in peace with God through faith in Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1) as our relationship with God the Father is secured by Covenant and the Holy Spirit daily prepares us for service in this life and in the Kingdom of God, a glorious servitude that will manifest subsequent to the death of our body in Time (Revelation 1:6).
Justification can only manifest by grace through faith in Jesus as Lord and this is NOT of our own doing but it is a Gift provided us by God the Father and earned for us by Jesus’ faithfulness in fulfilling the Law on our behalf and faithfully giving Himself as a blood sacrifice for our sin and the Father has promised via a Covenant of Grace (Matthew 26:28) to impute the perfection, the righteousness, of Jesus into and over the life of the one who believes that Jesus is God who died to pay our sin-debt (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Sanctification, on the other hand, cannot manifest until Justification has become a reality in one’s life. It is the process of Sanctification and our obedience to the Holy Spirit that affirms and validates our confession, our Justification, as authentic and the one who is Justified will be Sanctified and Glorified by the Spirit as the Spirit is ONLY given to the one who is Justified by grace through faith, alone.
Law Keepers…you are not under grace and you will NOT enter the Kingdom of God, why? Allow me, in accordance with the Holy Spirit, to explain…It is written,
For all who depend on the Law [seeking justification and salvation by obedience to the Law and the observance of rituals] are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed (condemned to destruction) is everyone who does not abide by all things written in the book of the law, so as to practice them.” Galatians 3:10 (AMP)
It is written concerning man’s depravity,9 What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, 10 as it is written:“None is righteous, no, not one; 11 no one understands; no one seeks for God. 12 All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” Romans 3 (ESV)
You cannot keep any Commandment sufficiently to be saved by your own efforts as you are a sinner under the condemnation of sin (Romans 3:23); therefore, no one is justified in the Father’s sight through their attempts to keep a Law because the Law only defines sin void atonement (Romans 3:20; Galatians 2:16). If one could live sufficiently righteous to earn their salvation, Jesus Christ would not have needed to suffer and die in your place (Galatians 2:21). You cannot attain righteousness or relationship with God the Father through keeping a Law because you have already violated the Law and the Law has condemned you to death and cursed you for eternity (James 2:10; Galatians 3:10); therefore, the ONLY hope for sinful mankind is NOT in a Law but in God’s grace (unmerited favor not attainable by human effort) through faith (trusting-believing) in Jesus Christ as Lord and Mediator for our sin (John 3:16-18; John 14:6). Mankind’s ONLY hope is trusting in Jesus’ perfection and holiness and righteousness through faith and receiving the righteousness of Jesus imputed into and over our life by God’s grace and mercy (2 Corinthians 5:21)…YOU CANNOT BE SUFFICIENTLY GOOD OR HOLY OR RIGHTEOUS IN AND OF YOURSELF TO EARN GOD’S FORGIVENESS!
Concerning the Law and our obedience to same…
Our obedience becomes relevant SUBSEQUENT to our confession of Jesus as our Lord as it is our obedience SUBSEQUENT to our confession that validates our faith and substantiates the presence of the indwelling Holy Spirit in our life Who is the Guarantor of our relationship with God the Father, forever (Ephesians 1:13-14; Matthew 7:15-20). A Christian is NOT under the Law of the Decalog or the Mosaic Laws as per the Torah but the Christian walks in obedience to the Law of the Spirit who carefully teaches us, tutors us, conforms us to the image of Christ through the process of sanctification as the Law of God in the New Covenant is written upon our heart and etched in our minds NOT on parchment or stone (Romans 7:6; Hebrews 10:16).
The Law only breeds wrath leading to Hell…
If you attempt to find righteousness with the Father through the works of the Law, you have denied grace and your are under condemnation and will not enter the Kingdom of God (Galatians 5:4). There is NO duplicitousness relevant to God’s righteous requirements concerning eternal life; mankind is NOT saved by the works of his hands (Genesis 3:21; Ephesians 2:8-9; Isaiah 64:6) or any futile attempt to live righteously as per a Law, but mankind finds favor with God the Father ONLY by “believing” in the Son and “trusting” in the Son, Jesus Christ, as Lord and Mediator for sin; there is no other Way to life in the Kingdom of God but through Jesus as you Lord and Mediator for your sin and this truism is relevant for Jew, Israelite, Gentile…NO EXCEPTIONS! (John 14:6; John 8:24; Acts 4:12).
Response to the frequently asked question, “Why did God create the Devil?”
God did not create a devil…God created a most beautiful, anointed, cherub angel with free will who chose to defile his position of authority by coveting God’s dominion and authority and initiating a war against God…it is this cherub angel’s discernment, or the lack thereof, that morphed him into “the deceiver,” not God. God endows both His angelic and human creation with free will so that love and relationship with Him can manifest in purity with authenticity; if we were created as robots, love could not manifest and robotic love is not rewarding nor is it genuine…this is not God’s will.
If not for the rebellion of God’s anointed cherub angel, there would have been NO reason for the creation of matter, Time, this Universe, our genome…all of which have been created to deal with a horrific rebellion that manifest in the Kingdom before the beginning of Time. The destructive struggle initiated by an anointed cherub angel has been removed from the Kingdom and placed upon this Earth to be dealt with partially constrained by Time and physics. As chosen participants in this cosmic struggle, formerly declared by Elohim in Genesis 3:15 – battle strategy outlined in Genesis 3:21, a war between good and evil, every man and woman will choose one of two-sides:
1) Soldiers serving God the Father by faith in Jesus Christ and receiving the reward of eternal life and service in the Kingdom forever – or –
2) Servants of the Devil with a future of punishment similar to that of the Evil One in Hell.
Why is America struggling for survival?
As a brief reminder to those possessing wisdom and discernment, those possessing eyes to see and ears to hear, concerning the destruction of America’s moral and ethical fabric by the demonic represented by the Communist-Democrat-Progressive Party of the United States – REMEMBER – the liars and deceivers that are the Progressive-Communists making a mockery out of America’s history, our Christian foundation, through the idiocy of the 1619-Project; Revisionist History glorifying Marx and Stalin; the mockery made of our God’s creation narrative through the idiocy of Darwin and evolutionary theory forced into the minds and hearts of our children in the classrooms across America; the lies of the Southern Strategy taught as truth; sodomites celebrating their illnesses in our streets and forcing their demonic gender confusion upon our most innocent resulting in confusion and unfathomable rates of child suicide, these and other demonic teachings having been methodically infused into the gray-matter of our children’s mind – Remember This – just as our Founder’s have so clearly articulated – unless Jesus Christ is King over the lives and in the hearts of the majority, America’s Constitutional Republic cannot be sustained. God is NOT mocked – America will reap what America has sown in apostasy and debauchery and defilement. The worldview, the motives, the ideology of Communist Democrats is NOT sustainable and will culminate in the death of America’s Constitutional Republic.
God has turned His back on America’s abortions, our sodomy, our destruction of the Biblical family unit – it is the family unit that is the bedrock of America’s sustainability; therefore, demons represented by atheists-nihilists-abortionists-sodomites-communists-progressives-Islam-China-Russia, are now taking control of our Federal-State-Local governments, our Executive-Legislative-Judicial Branches of Government and our children have been abducted by these fools and many of our children are lost and deceived by the demonic and they will never find truth or life in Jesus Christ as they are forever a child of the Enemy; therefore, I urge you to prepare for God’s wrath in our Nation whose foundations have been compromised by our own evil and prepare for loss and suffering on a scale that the United States has never known. May God not forget His faithful who love Him even in our iniquity and failures to stand against the evil that has consumed us. Is eschatology in-play in America’s collapse? I believe so…MARANATHA LORD!!!