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Defending God’s Truth in Church Doctrine and Political History – Renette Vermeulen
KINGDOM-NOW THEOLOGY VERSUS THE
SPIRITUAL KINGDOM OF GOD —
JOHN HAGEE AS EXAMPLE
Jesus did not command us to deal with our enemies by joining a physical army or a political party. “Never fear them,” Jesus said in the context of His New Testament Covenant. “I am greater than he that is in this world. If you live by the sword, you will die by the sword. [If you focus your life on this physical dimension, you will die in your sins.] Love your enemies; do good to them; pray for them; [reach out to them by] going into the whole world, and preach My Gospel to everyone [who would listen.] Baptize these [believing] disciples and teach them everything I have said!” Thus, you will bring the Spiritual Kingdom of God (not the Kingdom of Heaven) to earth in every individual heart, which God has prepared ahead of time… [Mt. 28:19-20; Jn. 1:12-13.]
When the Jewish Sanhedrin brought Jesus before Pontius Pilate on the charge of political upheaval, He answered Pilate’s question, “Are You the King of the Jews [and therefore the rival of Caesar]?” as follows, “My Kingdom is NOT of this world. If My Kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight [physically,] so that I should not be delivered to the Jews. But now My Kingdom is not from here.” Amplified Bible, “It has no such origin or source.” (Jn. 18:36.)
Based on this most important truth of the New Testament Covenant, Paul wrote to Timothy, “You must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in [spiritual] warfare entangles himself with the [civil] affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier,” (2:3-4.)
John explained in 1 Jn. 5:19, ‘We know that we, [the Scripturally and personally born again believers of the Lord Jesus Christ,] are of God, and the WHOLE WORLD lies under the sway, [is in the power or under the rule] of the wicked one.’
Paul warned in 2 Cor. 4:3-4, ‘If our [Spiritual] Gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god [or ruler] OF THIS WORLD has blinded, who do not believe, lest the Light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ, Who is the image of God, should shine on them.’
In the context of the whole New Testament, Jesus will not ‘change’ this fallen dimension into a ‘better’ dimension.
God is not into worldly restoration and religious church conversion.
God is into sincere and personal renewal or complete spiritual transformation! (Jn. 1:12-13; 3:3-5.)
Sadly, the entire world will NOT turn to Jesus Christ. According to Jesus, “the way is narrow and few are those who find it,” because ONLY those who willingly choose and accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, and follow Him wholeheartedly and obediently, will be saved - Mt. 7:13-14; 21-23; Jn. 1:12-13; Gal. 4:6.
God Himself is Love, (which is The Truth;) we really love God and people when we proclaim His true Gospel of Truth.
Of course we must take care of real physical needs as well (Jam. 2:14-19;) actively stand for all righteousness, and withstand and never keep quiet in the face of evil, abuse, mayhem, and other forms of destruction but “rather expose them,” (Isa. 1:17; Eph. 5:10-11.)
Nonetheless, God did not instruct us to riot against the dreadful ills of this world. He instructed us to pray for those in authority and war in prayer against the evil spirits in authority, ‘the wickedness in high places.’ He commissioned us to declare His true Gospel to all those who are willing to listen, while exposing unrepentant people — especially Christians and their bad deeds, which blasphemes the holy Name and Kingdom of God and lead His people astray. The judgment of God has and always will begin in His own ‘house,’ (Eph. 5:11; 6:10-20.)
This physical dimension, this world, “is destined for the FIRE.”
Only those who belong to Jesus’ spiritual Kingdom will escape the universal destruction of this world.
Therefore, we need to “look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.” - 2 Pet. 3:10-13.
‘Pastor’ John Hagee, as most preachers, teaches the Kingdom Now Theology
And all other ‘pastors’ agree by stating in some way or another, “Let us Sing the National Anthem in The House [or church building] of the Lord!”
God physically protects and keeps His sincerely born again believers, provides for them, heals them, and guides them in the truth of His Word here on earth — if they allow Him to guide them in His truth, that is. However, God did not promise to give them a physical Christian country, ruled by Christian political leaders. That is the vision of the very false Kingdom-Now theology, which governs most, if not all church systems. Christian theologians derived this theology from a noxious blend between the Old Testament and New Testament covenants. Yet, God Himself proclaimed, “‘Behold, the days are coming [the New Testament era,] when I will make a New Covenant with the house of Israel, [the spiritual ‘Israel’ or Scripturally born again nation of believers in Christ,] not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers [the believing, physical nation of Old Israel….] For this is the covenant that I will make… I will put My laws in their minds and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people…’ In that He says, ‘A New Covenant,’ He has made the first [old testament covenant] OBSOLETE. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away, [which happened when Jesus inaugurated the New Testament Covenant, written in His own blood on the cross…]” (Heb. 8:7-13; Rom. 2:28-29.)
The reason why Judaism crucified Jesus was because He brought His Spiritual Kingdom to them, while they wanted a physical king and a physical kingdom here on earth.
Similarly, Islam imperialism attempts political and religious world domination through their Kingdom-Now religion; Buddhism through theirs, etc.
This Islam doctrine is exactly what John Hagee preached on TBN, (18/3/07,) when he spoke on the subject “World War 111 has already begun.” Hagee cited Islam’s hate for Christianity and Judaism in great detail, and concluded, “We must stop Islam [physically.] It is NOT peaceful and has no freedom… God bless George Bush for standing against Islam… leading the fight for freedom. We have to win this war! If we do not fight them there in Iraq, we will fight them here in America… We are still the people of America… [Or actually, the people of God!] Peaceful people… but if they try to take our freedom away, we will stand shoulder to shoulder, and conquer… What can you do? Pray for George Bush, pray for the peace of Jerusalem… [And attend all the marches against Islam…] Give the Lord a shout of praise in the house of God! [This ‘house’ is that physical church building - NOT what God commanded in Acts 7:48-49!] And let us sing… ‘God Bless America…’”
The national anthem of America, sung in church as a Gospel song, while millions of religious Christians and even true believers cheer them on!
God help us!
God help this deluded world!
Islam is indeed a radical, antichrist religion aimed at submitting the entire world to its merciless Shariah-law. [READ THE ARTICLE, ‘MUSLIMS FOR CHRIST.’] Hence, Christians believe Hagee was just ‘informing’ them concerning the dangers of Islam. However, Hagee was NOT merely “exposing the deeds of darkness!” This was a powerful political speech, masquerading as a Christian sermon! This is Kingdom Now-theology at its boldest! Hagee did not sing a song of praise to God in their unbiblical ‘house of God,’ he sang America’s national anthem! This is the equivalence of singing the old South African ‘Stem’ or Anthem in a Dutch Reformed (N.G.) church during the years of apartheid!
Just as all the other preachers of this dangerous Social Gospel, Hagee did not tell his congregation the whole truth.
The ‘Christian’ George Bush was ‘born anew’ into the masonic Skull & Bones, one of the elite secret organizations behind most of the ills of this world. Bush is in the service of Satan not in the service of Jesus Christ. Bush and Company are not in Iraq to protect the Gospel or the true children of God, but to get their hands on Iraq’s vast resources and to demonstrate the power of the New ONE World Order in global control. Moreover, Bush is not out to conquer Islam. Many of Islam’s high profile leaders such as the family of Bin Laden, whom he is supposedly ‘hunting,’ are his friends!
Hagee had so much time at his disposal on television, yet he did not preach the real New Testament Gospel of Grace, nor did he convey any of Jesus’ New Testament, Moral Law commandments. On the contrary, he instigated fear, hate, violence, political upheaval, American nationalism [or communist Political Worship] and global imperialism!
This was a cry for physical war not for Gospel peace!
Not once did Hagee urge the believers to kneel before the throne of God, seek His face, and plead with Him to lead them to a Muslim with whom they would be able to share the Gospel!
The Kingdom Now dogma in all its various forms, (Islam, Judaism, or the Social Gospel of Christianity,) is NOT the friend of Jesus, His true children, secular society, or of Bible believers! The very dangerous Kingdom-Now Christianity, the so-called ‘rival’ of Islam, does not seek the real Kingdom of God or His True Biblical righteousness.
This false theology seeks political power, political worship, and ultimately, WORLD dominance!
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