Hello, my name is Jeremy and I am doing a research project on your congregation. I have viewed all of your sign movies, and several music videos, and read several of your articles. After reading and watching much of what you offer on this site I can understand your beliefs and your way of thinking. Although I personal do not believe the same I can see the logic in your beliefs, with two exceptions. They are both about signs, the first is the sign God Hates The World. This confuses me because I understand the concept behind God Hates The USA, but the entire world? aren’t there some in it he loves like your congregation? The second sign is the sign Its Too Late To Pray. This confuses me because isn’t a second chance what redemption is all about? Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope to hear back from you very soon.
|Hi Jeremy -
You really did ask a couple of uncommon questions (below) and I am happy to answer them:
1) God truly and really hates the world, and you don’t have to wonder any more why the servants of the Lord Jesus Christ say that. Here’s why:
John 15:18-25 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. He that hateth me hateth my Father also. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
Now you might be saying “but that only says that the world hates God”. Alright, I hear you and reply with this:
John 17 (the true Lord’s Prayer) clarifies this point very well. Jesus Christ was about to be taken, charged, found guilty and murdered by the Jews, at the hands of the brutish sodomite Roman Soldiers, and all that was on his mind was his elect who God gave him OUT OF THE WORLD. He then expounds this point:
John 17:6-16 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Well, says you, this just says that God is not of the world, it does not say “God Hates The World”. Well, that’s alright, let me close some loops for you:
Psalm 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
No doubt you will agree that if the world (aside from the saved sheep) hate God, and our Dear Lord Jesus is God, then that is a great iniquity, and the very working thereof. It is a logical conclusion that if that same Lord God (referred to by our beloved patriarch David as hating all workers of iniquity) Hates the World (not the earth which includes the ground, atmosphere and all those elements which make up the earth) but all those humans who inhabit this planet and who hate God. Well of course you agree, don’t be ridiculous.
2) It IS 2L82PRA (too late to pray), and I’ll tell you why:
Just like in the prophet Jeremiah’s day, the people of this nation/world have so perverted themselves and so enraged God that he will NOT hear their prayers any longer, and the only prayers he will hear from his well-beloved saints are for more fury to pour out on this evil land.
In fact three separate times God told Jeremiah to STOP praying for those evil people of his nation. God explained carefully what the sins of those people were, NOTHING NEARLY AS BAD AS DOOMED usa, and told him to not pray or cry for them or on their behalf or over them ANYMORE! To do what God tells you not to do is a sin, you know?
Jeremiah 7:16 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee.
God went so far as to say that He would not listen even if Moses AND Samuel stood up to pray on their behalf.
Jeremiah 15:1 Then said the LORD unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people: cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth.
Is that plain enough? Great, I knew that would be helpful.
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