Today in America there is supposed to be separation of church and state, even declared as such by our very Constitution! However, our children in public schools are expected to witness even take part in pagan rituals forced upon Christianity by ancient Roman decree. Pagan festivals that are not allowed by the very God of Christianity (Rockwell, K.).
It is this very separation of church and state that would have paved a way for the church to remain abstinent from influence from the surrounding cultural, political, and social pressures. While not successful in accomplishing this task, this concept would have provided the church a sort of “buffer” against outside pagan influence through the law.
Our generation will never know where and how pagan influence originated unless we educate them in its history. History has a sick way of repeating itself over and over and over and over and over again. Was it not for history, we might have fallen into the same trap of going to war against another nation simply based off lies and hidden agenda–or did we? Was it not for history, we might have failed to grasp the lesson of the wandering [failing to realize our sin while claiming to believe in God] children of Israel [Christians] in the wilderness [world] from the Old Testament–or did we? Was it not for this same history, we might have fallen prey to the vices of Satan by becoming entangled in cultural pressure and pagan influence [http://www.theologyoftruth.com/], or have we?
Friends, it is not just the indoctrination of our children in the schools today. It is not that simple. This would limit the enemies potential to cause chaotic widespread control. This issue goes much deeper but I will not downplay the relevance of education either. Education is probably one of the biggest forms of desensitization simply because it is organized, collective indoctrination in a controlled environment. But, the greatest form of education even still occurs in the home. It is this environment that breeds the most results because it is in this atmosphere where love is a mitigating factor. Where love abounds hate also abounds and when love grows cold hate will only grow substantially greater, intensifying as it progresses. Hate is a direct effect of a broken home life.
The church is sinking in a politically correct quagmire of religious muck. Without grabbing onto the life-vest we have been thrown by God, we will see its demise as it faces the wrath of God as the Bible says. Warning after warning yet we continue to blatantly refuse God’s help. If we believe the Bible–if we live with the Bible as our ultimate authority–if we obey the “good book” in everything we do then why are we still held hostage by calamity, pestilence, and famine? If we are following God in our lives then why do we experience death (which Jesus defeated at Calvary)?
As the church, the ekklesia or body of Christ, we must separate ourselves from the pagan cultures and society of sin. Exodus 23:24-27 says this–“You shall not worship their [pagan people] gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their deeds; but you shall utterly overthrow them and break their sacred pillars in pieces. But you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst. There shall be no one miscarrying or barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days. I will send My terror ahead of you, and throw into confusion all the people among whom you come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs on you.” (NASB)
So you see friends, it is not “world” in the sense of sin that is wrong, it is our very own community of believers who insist they are “saved” and already have their “ticket to heaven.” God loves all His children but cannot help those who don’t think they need help. This is the detail many have passed over and that Satan has capitalized on. This is how Satan “blinds the minds of the unbelievers to the Gospel.” Observe it says “unbelievers” which means someone–anyone who doesn’t believe; not just sinners as many unbelieving “Christians” would like to think.
Christians preach their own version of the Gospel yet they continue to sacrifice their own existence daily on the altar of ignorance through observance of pagan holidays instead of celebrating God’s “holy days.” They walk around making a huge deal out of small insignificant issues to God thinking the attention they receive will help them gain popularity, which in turn gains favor with the people and ensures increased ranks of the faith. But we are losing the very battle we are fighting by fighting the wrong enemy. We are spending too much time fighting an invisible enemy conjured up by our own frivolous imaginations which have been selectively stimulated by a pagan culture instead of fighting the Satanic realm which is clearly described in the Bible.
Most Christians know how to sell a person the story of “spiritual warfare” and spend a great effort on boasting of their skills yet cannot even recognize the demons in their own lives which plague them daily. We must separate ourselves from the pagan influence and eradicate any sin in our lives permanently or it will just resurface in the future. We must separate church and state and keep them separated to ensure positive growth within the church community without interference from the state. God cannot reveal His awesome power and perform miracles while we insist on walking in sin. God cannot be in the same vicinity of sin so we must cleanse ourselves from sin to prepare a space worthy of His presence and glory. Cleanse your life of sin friend and do not wait. Noah warned the local pagan culture of his era to separate themselves from sin and when they would not listen, they perished in the flood. A wrath much greater and hotter than the flood is coming and we must not ignore it this time! www.theologyoftruth.com