"And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ."
The goal is the equip each person to serve as a minister. Now our folks discerned well. But I have seen many in Christendom who do not know how to discern. With that in mind, the scripture revealed that the standard is to which we compare ourselves to is Christ. The challenge is immaturity, changing winds of doctrine, trickery of men along with their deceitful plotting. My assignment, the believer’s assignment, is to speak the truth in love.
To equip the believer in Jesus Christ to serve as a minister they must mature. Hebrews 5:12-14 tells us that the mature believer can discern between good and evil. Discern also means judge. 1 Corinthians 2:14-15 teaches us that the mature, spiritually discerning one does not judge people, as that is the Lord's job, but they do judge things such as words and actions. How do you decide? You compare the words and actions you observe to God's word.
That statement reveals one of the biggest challenges today. That is ignorance of God's word. The American Bible Society reported that in 2020 only 9% read their Bible daily. Barna reported in a report about a decade ago that only 11% have read through their Bible once and recently they reported that only 19% of Christians hold a Biblical worldview.
Hosea 4:6 says, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge..."
Without the knowledge of God's word, you cannot judge or discern. You see my opinion means nothing. God's word, which is the Truth, means everything for that is what will ultimately judge us. Jesus said in John 12:47-48:
"And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. 48 He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day."
The fruit cannot be separated from the root. The root of a cherry tree will produce cherries as a fruit. Pretty simple.
But have you noticed today how there is a certain group of people working in politics, education, media, and business systems who excel at gas lighting, lying, deception, etc. This group of people typically align with "the Left." They might call themselves Progressives, Democrats or a hosts of other names. Here's an article I wrote almost three years ago where I highlight the Left's moral platform and how it contradicted what God's word said. Click for Political Parties, Doctrines of Demons and the Christian. I also shared the history of the Democrat Party.
I stated in "I'm at War with this Ideology," that Marx and Engels authored the Communist Manifesto in 1848. That book provides a look at the root of communism, and it introduced socialism. Marx and Engels were atheist. Their worldview does not include God. In fact, they are at war with Him. Marx and Engels are a perfect example of modern-day false prophets who peddled doctrines (teachings) of demons.
Consider this concept. Any law, policy, teaching, doctrine of solution not based on truth will never yield the results you hope for. Communism and socialism (ie. the Soviet Union, Communist China, Cuba or Venezuela) have all failed miserably to deliver what their rhetoric espouses. Any solution based upon a faulty worldview will never work. It will produce the opposite of the goal.
What's the historic fruit? According to WSJ.com, the title of their 2017 article says it all, "100 Years of Communism - 100 Million Dead!" In the Michigan Journal of Race and Law, "Virtual Hatred: How Russia Tried to Start a Race War," we find a scholarly work detailing communisms strategy to use racism to take down the west. Candidly, there is a ton of historical evidence of their plans and actions. Why we even find a modern expression of this in the recent "Black Lives Matter" organization. One of the founders is a trained Marxist! Click for my July 2020 article, How to Apply Ancient Wisdom to Modern Issues - Part 3 - Examining the Origins of BLM." Truly, the fruit does not fall to far from the tree.
Now, compare their fruit to the characteristics of Satan mentioned above. Kill, steal, destroy, murder, and deceive. In fact, Jesus warned us about this in Matthew 24:7 when He said of the end times that “nation would rise against nation.” That is ethnos against ethnos (Greek word from which we get ethnicity.). Those are race wars and the examples I’ve alluded to previously are a modern example of Satan’s strategy worked through his minions. Like I said, the fruit does not fall far from the tree.
Critical Race Heresy
So, who is pushing Critical Race Theory and it's use in government policies, business and education systems? It is the Democrat Party which is the primary political tool of the Left (RINO’s, Republicans in Name Only are also part of this group). The party which espouses the policies of the socialist left. Right? It's the same party who is the advocator and defender of:
- Abortion (John 8:44)
- Same sex marriage (Genesis 2:24)
- The concept you can change your gender and there is more than male and female (Genesis 1:26-27)
In Britannica's definition of Critical Race Theory, click, you will find that it was organized in 1989. Its intellectual ideology goes back to the 60's and 70's and it find's its origin in .... are you ready.... wait for it... it is an offshoot of a Marxist doctrine called "Critical Theory." Remember, Marx and Engels were atheists and one of the planks of their platform was the abolition of religion.
Want to see what their antigod doctrine looks like in the modern world. Look no further than the Chinese Communist Party and their practices today. They could care less about people. The Wuhan Virus made that pretty clear. Add that to the treatment of the underground Church, the citizens of Taiwan and Hong Kong..... well you get the idea.
The foundation of this "THEORY," is a perfect example of an idea based upon a worldview without God. A worldview without God, is a worldview without truth nor eternal consequences. It is another example of a doctrine of demons and the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting spoken of in Ephesians 4:12-15.
Critical Race Theory is really Critical Race Heresy. It's just the newest demonic inspired tool being pushed by the Left to advance a socialist communist antichrist agenda which is world domination. It is a globalist agenda. They are just using race to help create their class warfare. Lennin was one of the ones who made the term "useful idiot" popular. Merriam Webster's defined it as:
- a naive or credulous person who can be manipulated or exploited to advance a cause or political agenda It is one task of the KGB [in 1982] to apply its skills of secrecy and deception to projecting the Soviet party's influence. This it does through contacts with legal Communist Parties abroad, with groups sympathetic to Soviet goals, with do-gooders of the type that Lenin once described as "useful idiots" … .
Don't be a useful idiot. I don't want anyone to be a pawn and it's my hope and prayer to see everyone equipped with the Word of God as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. Jesus wants us to stand and proclaim truth. Why? Jesus said in John 8:31-32:
"Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
So, lesson number one in discernment is to do:
- 2 Timothy 2:15 which says: "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
- Psalms 1:1-2 1 Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
Lesson number two, the fruit will reveal the root. Examine the foundation. Look at the character or characteristics of what the doctrine produces and compare it to God's word.
- Matthew 7:15-20 5 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
- Luke 3:9 9 And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire."
- Beware of a root of bitterness as Hebrews 12:14-15 says; "Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: 15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;" Bitterness is one of the fruits of Critical Race Theory.