CHURCH
THE
CHURCH Front Page Ntense Fervor Churches & Christian Faith Christian Help & Assistance Christian Business Christian Schools Christian Events & Entertainment Lifestyle Spiritual Warfare
Over 200 Pages Online
I stand amazed at the rapid pace  nowadays of the destruction of America. I  understand from history that some of it started  back in the early twentieth century. However, it  seems now that we are steamrolling into  destruction in many areas every time we turn  around. It looks like the current administration in  Washington D.C. has a new attack on the U.S.  Constitution and American freedoms daily. For example, Obamacare. Many  Americans have lost their healthcare and the  cost of premiums are rising because of it.  Doctors are reportedly opting out of it. It’s logical to conclude that Obamacare  wasn’t intended to help Americans but to be  used as a tool to take away individual freedom  and another method of control.
The Destruction of       America Continues
The Battle Against Principalities
Similarities -- Progressives & Child Sacrificers Today’s Baal Worshipers
By Matt Barber   l   World News Daily
Modern-day liberals – or “progressives” as  they more discreetly prefer – labor under an  awkward misconception; namely, that there is  anything remotely “progressive” about the  fundamental canons of their blind, secular-  humanist faith. In fact, today’s liberalism is largely  a sanitized retread of an antiquated mythology –  one that significantly predates the only truly  progressive movement: biblical Christianity.  While visiting the Rivermont Evangelical  Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg, Va., a few  weeks back, I heard a troubling, albeit thought-  provoking, sermon. Pastor John Mabray  addressed the ancient Canaanite practice of Baal  worship and, though he didn’t reveal it by name,  connected the dots to its present-day progeny:  liberalism. In his sermon, Pastor Mabray illustrated  that, although they’ve now assumed a more  contemporary flair, the fundamentals of Baal  worship remain alive and well today. The principal  pillars of Baalism were child sacrifice, sexual  immorality (both heterosexual and homosexual)  and pantheism (reverence of creation over the  Creator). 
Are Your Kids Worshipping Baal?
By Becky Fischer  l  Xpmedia.com
I had just been reading my Bible in my regular devotional time this summer  when my attention was consistently drawn to the Old Testament stories about Baal  worship. There were stories like Elijah challenging the prophets of Baal during the  reign of King Ahab and his wicked wife Jezebel (a woman who was actually  named after Baal (her name means “ the Lord [or Baal] exists”). She’s often  accused of pulling her Jewish husband’s allegiance away from the Most High God  of heaven and earth to devotion to Baal. That’s what I had always thought anyway,  until the Holy Spirit began pointing out little details I had somehow missed before.  For instance, it was in this story that Elijah began to shout at those Baal  worshipping Jews, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If Baal is god  then worship him, but if God be God then worship him.”  It wasn’t they that they had chosen Baal over God---they were worshipping  both Gods side by side. That’s why in Deuteronomy 16:21 it says, “You must never set up an Asherah pole (the female version of Baal) beside the altar of the Lord  your God.” I had already noticed in the story of Balaam earlier that he built his  three separate altars of stone and killed seven bulls and seven rams all three  times in order to practice his divination of calling on demonic spirits to help him put  curses on Israel. I kept thinking, “Where is it that we see the sacrificing of bulls  and rams on stone altars?”

Baal Worship on The Rise!

News 24

So often when one reads about the fact 

that the children of Israel chose to worship 

Baal, in ancient times it’s a bit difficult to 

picture. Let’s take some time to show that the 

worship of Baal has in fact never left us!

First of all: who is Baal? Did you see I 

said ‘is’ ? The term means ‘owner’ or ‘lord’. 

Other names for Baal are Moloch/Molech or 

Malcham/Milcom. Is this what the owl shrine 

represents there at ‘Cremation of Care’ 

ceremony at Bohemian Grove, California? 

Interestingly Baal’s wife is Ashtoreth, which we 

will return to a little bit later. The verb ba?al, 

means to have dominion over. The word can 

be used of men to signify ownership, e.g. of a 

house, land or cattle. The verb also means to 

take a wife and thus Baal also means 

husband.

The children of Israel left Egypt and on 

their journey were involved in battles with other

nations. Balak, king of the Moabites obviously 

heard of the Israelites and their conquests and 

we as part of his military strategic planning did 

the following as recorded in Num 22: 5-6: 

‘Then he sent messengers to Balaam the son 

of Beor at Pethor which is near the River of the

land of the sons of his people, to call him 

saying: Look, a people has come from Egypt. 

See they cover the face of the earth, and are 

settling next to me! Therefore please come at 

once, curse this people for me, for they are too

mighty for me. Perhaps I shall be able to 

defeat them and drive them out of the land, for 

I know he whom you bless is blessed, and he 

whom you curse is cursed.’ Then the next day 

Balak took Balaam to the high places of Baal 

to see the extent of children of Israel; thus 

from the beginning worship of Baal is 

associated with the destruction of God’s 

people.

Cosmic Consciousness: A New Age Deception
A national convention was recently held  in San Francisco, California titled “Wisdom  2.0. Summit.” I was drawn to Tom Bunzel’s  review of the summit because it promised the  prospect of enlightenment by today’s greatest  minds; or at least those who are considered  wise in today’s culture.  What I actually  encountered was a formidable list of the  world’s most prominent New Age thinkers and  their disdain for the “monkey minds” of those  who still consider wisdom to be something  given to man by the hand of God.
By Dr. Carroll M. Helm
READ THE COMPLETE STORY
6 Defenses to Help You Immediately Win in Spiritual Warfare
So much of spiritual warfare teaching infers  a cosmic slugfest with the enemy. "Pray up," "fast  up" and "suit up," we're instructed, in order to  prepare for inevitable battle with the prince of  darkness. The issue with such teaching is that it  largely relies upon our own efforts and often fails  to remember Christ's efforts at the cross where  Satan and his principalities were once and for all  defeated (Col. 2:14-15).  I'm certainly not suggesting that Satan is  obliterated or that we won't feel the heat of his  attacks. He and his minions still loom, seeking for  someone to devour (1 Pet. 5:8). But the enemy's  wiles won't be defeated in our own strength or by  our own efforts, as spiritual as they may seem. As  presented below, the key to immediate and  sustained victory over Satan's threats is still found  at the cross. What's at the Cross  In my book, Silence Satan: Shutting Down  the Enemy's Attacks, Threats, Lies and  Accusations, I remind readers that Jesus gave up  His clothing and hung naked on the cross. The  soldiers on the ground competed for a piece of His  garment and eventually divided its articles among  themselves (John 19:23). They wanted a little  piece of this scorned man as a trophy to what they  did that day. But the clothing of Christ was worth so  much more than the soldiers could have ever  imagined. Though the soldiers each grabbed a  piece of His earthly attire, Jesus left the garment  of who He is at the cross so that you and I would  go there and put on the entirety of His identity. The  significance of this is huge for winning our spiritual  battles! With Christ's identity clothing us, we  possess His righteousness and the authority of  His presence, which is why Paul urges us to "put  on Christ" (Rom. 13:14).  The Uniform of Christ Writing from a Roman prison, Paul  observed soldiers moving about in their armored  uniforms, and he used this illustration to correlate  what Christians possess in the Lord. Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the  strength of his power. Put on the whole armor of  God, so that you may be able to stand against the  wiles of the devil. —Eph. 6:10–11  Notice that Paul instructs us to be strong  and to find strength in the Lord's power so that  you may stand. He doesn't say to put on the armor  to fight, but that in the Lord you may maintain the  standing of your identity in Christ against forces  that seek to destroy it. God's armor isn't the armor  of humans, after all (2 Cor. 10:4). No, it is armor of  light with weapons of righteousness (Rom. 13:12;  2 Cor. 6:7). Let's briefly explore what I detail much more  completely in my book: how each article of the  soldier's armor uniquely holds us in the victory of  the cross. THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD  Belt of Truth  In Paul's day, the soldier's belt was a thick  leather strap, girdled around his waist, with metal  strips hanging down to protect his reproductive  organs.  Paul encourages us to "fasten the belt of  truth around your waist" (Eph. 6:14). Truth is  foundational—it's what grounds us. The truth of  God's Word is the only standard by which we can  recognize and reject Satan's lies.  Our belts also protect our life-giving  functions. Satan seeks to accuse us so that we  feel disqualified from God's use. His lies and  accusations attempt to sterilize us so that "I  can'ts," "I'm nots" and "I'll nevers" keep us from  doing anything daring or influencing anyone  beyond ourselves. But the truth of God's Word  encourages us in who we are in Christ. Digest this  truth today, and repeat it every day: "I'm accepted  and made worthy by the Blood of Jesus Christ."