Jim Wallis Calls For Christians To Worship Caesar!
As we draw ever closer to election time, Marxists who stand before the Christian world as wolves in sheep's garb, are preaching the worship of Caesar as the meaning of the Gospel. In the article Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right, the reply to Jim Wallis' book entitled God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It, goes unanswered. And as the American people draw ever nearer to election time, Jim Wallis is preaching that it's OK for Christians to abandon the core teachings of Jesus and TheWay, and submit to the power and worship of Caesar (see Training For Change).
Countless modern archeological discoveries have proven that the original Ebionite Nazirene Disciples of Jesus were correct in their position that Jesus was a man who fulfilled the Law within himself, and became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) at his baptism (see http://TheTenWords.com ). And as presented in Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right, while the Religious Right gets it wrong because they continue to promote the Jesus of Pagan Rome, it is also true that the Left doesn't get it because they promote the image of Carl Marx in the personification of Jesus. In view of the long ignored evidence that Jesus was a true Holy Man who became the Messiah at his baptism, then the secular socialist doctrine of Jim Wallis is even more of a fraud than the Religious Right which he continues to attack because they refuse to worship at the government alter of Caesar.
In a similar vein, when I opposed Rev. Tony Campolo's book entitled Letters To A Young Evangelical as being misguided (see Misguided), he at least responded back in reply (see Response and Reply). And as presented, the facts demonstrate that the flaw of the Religious Right is in their promotion of the doctrines of the Pagan Church of Constantine, then the positions of people such as Rev. Jim Wallis and Rev. Tony Campolo, represent a compounded error built upon error, built upon still greater error. To the degree that what they preach, is the total abandonment of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay, and the worship of Caesar.
In my recent reply to Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (see Response), what she portrays as a tradeoff of promoting government social programs while ignoring the core moral and spiritual values of Jesus, has not only further invoked the Laws against both the liberal and the African-American community, but has further enslaved them in a spiritual prison of their own creation. What the Bible actually teaches, is the reality that they are poor, because their past actions have made them poor -- and they are spiritually disenfranchised, because their own past actions have alienated them from the Kingdom of God. And what both Jim Wallis and the secular progressive Left suggest, is that if the people further abandon both the Ten Commandments and the teachings of Jesus, and worship the social secular altar of modern day Caesar, that they will be blessed in the hereafter. And their compounded error layered upon still greater error, represents a total rejection of what Jesus actually taught, what he accomplished, and ultimately the worship of Caesar and the total rejection of God.
What the life of Jesus not only demonstrated and proved, was that all of mankind are equally the prodigal sons of their Heavenly Father-God, and that all the prodigal sons and daughters possess the innate power and ability to raise themselves above the thinking and ways of this, the Far Country, and return to their Source, Triumphant and Complete. Jim Wallis and the Marxist Left, preach that if the prodigal sons and daughters further squander away their inheritance as the offspring of Father-God, and further embrace the ways and thinking of the god of this world, that they will reap the promise that Jesus, who stated that only those who reject the thinking, mindset and lifestyle of the ways of this world, can inherit. So, in effect, counterfeit shepherds such as the Rev. Jim Wallis, preaches that if you reject what Jesus actually taught, and instead worship his version of Jesus which is born in the Secular Progressive Atheist vision of of Carl Marx, that you will be given a free pass to his socialist nirvana.
True change can only be brought about when each individual person repents from the ways and thinking of this world, and seeks to change his or her self. Those who are not part of the solution, are an integral part of the problem -- and to promote the problem as the solution, as Jim Wallis has done, makes those who embrace his folly apostates to the Kingdom of God. In total contradistinction to the doctrines of government social solutions of the Marxist Left, Jesus taught that believers are to seek the Kingdom within themselves (see http://GateOfEden.com ) -- and that the ONLY way to accomplish this, was to die to the ways and thinking of this world. And while the majority of the Christian world is in spiritual denial, Paul taught that it is necessary to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV). To the degree that Paul warned: “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV). While Jim Wallis preaches that its OK to abandon the Gospel tenets of morality and spiritual standards of mindset and lifestyle, and instead seek secular social solutions as a means to overcome the afflictions brought upon the people because of their unfaithfulness to the Commandments of God -- preaching that Jesus was wrong when he warned the man who he had healed: "Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee." (John 5:14 KJV) -- Jim Wallis not only preaches that Jesus was misguided, but that the Conservatives who say that the afflictions of mankind are the result of their rejection of the Commandments of God, are the problem.
Ultimately, the answer to the struggles of mankind is presented in the Shepherd of Hermas, which was the most popular and widely used scripture of the early Gentile Church. In the writings of Clement, the 2nd century Bishop of Alexandria, it is explained that: “But among the lies, the false prophets also told some true things. And in reality they prophesied ‘in an ecstasy,’ as the servants of the apostate”. In referencing the Shepherd, Clement explains: “And the Shepherd, the angel of repentance, says to Hermas, of the false prophet: ‘For he speaks some truths. For the devil fills him with his own spirit, if perchance he may be able to cast down any one from what is right.’ All things, therefore, are dispensed from heaven for good, ‘that by the Church may be made known the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal foreknowledge, which He purposed in Christ.’ Nothing withstands God: nothing opposes Him: seeing He is Lord and omnipotent. Further, the counsels and activities of those who have rebelled, being partial, proceed from a bad disposition, as bodily diseases from a bad constitution, but are guided by universal Providence to a salutary issue, even though the cause be productive of disease. It is accordingly the greatest achievement of divine Providence, not to allow the evil, which has sprung from voluntary apostasy, to remain useless, and for no good, and not to become in all respects injurious. For it is the work of the divine wisdom, and excellence, and power, not alone to do good (for this is, so to speak, the nature of God, as it is of fire to warm and of light to illumine), but especially to ensure that what happens through the evils hatched by any, may come to a good and useful issue, and to use to advantage those things which appear to be evils, as also the testimony which accrues from temptation”.
Within these words are contained a profound truth that all believers today must realize. The Power of God is so all-encompassing, that even the apostate teachers and prophets still serve the Lord. So if we pose the question: Is the present Christian Church, the Church of God? Yes -- But not in the manner that most Christians would understand. Is it not also forewarned and written that: “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness’” (Matt 7:22-23 NAS). In the same way that the Religious Right who Jim Wallis condemns, speaks one fragment of truth, so too does Jim Wallis. While we should be concerned for the poor, their plight has been brought about by the Laws which has imbued them with a (spiritual) disease by virtue their ungodly mindset and lifestyle. So the solution, then, is not to further embrace the social secularism that has long been their undoing -- but rather, to repent from the ways, thinking and lifestyle of this world, and to seek to live in accord with the Commandments and TheWay. And while Jim Wallis will proclaim that he prophesied in the name of his Marxist Jesus -- in order to bring attention to the ungodly plight of the poor, he is a "...false prophet [who] ...told some true things. And in reality [he] prophesied ‘in an ecstasy,’ as the servants of the apostate”. While Jim Wallis' concern with the poor is good -- their plight is the result of the Laws returning to them the fruit of their own past actions -- and Jim Wallis should be teaching them to "...sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee." (John 5:14 KJV).
GodSpeed in TheWay,
Brother Of Yeshua