Many Are Apostatizing

November 24, 2015

As I was walking to the bus and train stops to witness today, a big yellow truck stopped, the passenger window rolled down, and the driver, visibly agitated, said, “What does your sign say?” I let him read it again, as it says, “Faith without works (of obedience to God) won’t save.” The guy, with his two teens in the back listening, said angrily, “That’s not true!” Being that I have several Scripture references on the sign, I started to quote one of them –James 2:24– which says, “We know that a man is justified by what he does and not by faith alone.”

Without letting me really finish, the driver of the yellow truck said, “What denomination are you?” I said, “Non-denominational.” He then proceeded to vent his opinion, telling me that all we need is faith and that if we needed to do works, it would mean that what Jesus did for us was not sufficient for us to be saved. The man then drove off having never let me finish another sentence.

I tell about this encounter because I’m pretty sure that guy had been previously influenced by, maybe even entrenched in, Calvinistic doctrine –the teaching that man cannot, and should not, make any effort to be saved because it is all God’s doing and such efforts would be useless as well as insulting to God.

Isn’t it interesting that a man can become so upset when confronted with the Truth that faith alone does not save but must be accompanied with works of obedience to God? Why would “Christians” –who are considered servants of Christ– not be wanting to serve Him? Why are so many “Christians” trying to defend impotence concerning our ability to carry out God’s commands? Why are so many “Christians” insisting that we are not to make any effort toward pleasing God? Why are so many “Christians” teaching that we sin daily, that we carry around the sinful nature, and that there is nothing we ourselves can or should do as we follow Christ? Certainly it should be easy to understand that following Jesus means the follower is imitating Christ, is walking in His will and commands, and is doing plenty of works under the guidance and power of His Spirit!

I bring this encounter up because last Friday while witnessing down there, I happened to see, much to my (initial) joy, another evangelist (I’ll call him Paul here) who I’d not seen in a long time but who also used to witness at the bus and train stops. In fact, about twelve years ago I had witnessed to Paul at a bus stop and then, seeing him periodically, encouraged him to follow the Lord, which it appeared that he chose to do. Paul matured in his walk, went to a good church and Bible study, and organized evangelistic outreaches on the streets. I always very much enjoyed seeing him, talking with him about ministry, and sharpening one another in the Truth. I got to know several of his friends who often came out evangelizing with him, though, unfortunately, they seemed to not have the same beliefs about freedom from sin that I had.

So, last Friday when I saw Paul, I was excited to hear how things were going for him, especially concerning his walk with the Lord. However, I was surprised to hear him say that he was not doing much evangelizing of late. I also was surprised to hear he was not involved in the Bible study at his church he had helped lead. When I asked if he was still attending that church, Paul said he was but that he was also looking for another church whose doctrine would better fit his doctrine. This surprised me very much since I knew his church to be a solid Bible-believing church. I kept asking Paul “Why?” as he was telling me these things.

“Well,” Paul finally said. “I’ve become a Calvinist.” This definitely shocked me. I reminded him that we had often talked about the falsehoods of Calvinism and that he had agreed with me. He said, yes, but that he had come to see that Calvinism was actually true. He then went on, trying to convince me of what he had come to realize. It was really sad.

A friend of Paul’s (I’ll call him Jimmy here), one who had often accompanied him, showed up just then and I greeted him. I asked Jimmy, as I always used to ask, how his walk with the Lord was going. Jimmy often used to let me know he was struggling with sin, but that since he believed in OSAS (once saved, always saved), his continuation in sin wasn’t (supposedly) too critical of an issue to God –something, of course, that I would adamantly contend with him against. Now (last Friday), besides his falsehood of OSAS, I saw that Jimmy, like Paul, had succumbed to Calvinism, for he immediately joined in with Paul in trying to convince me, using their “proof-texts”. But sadly, even though I felt I was adequately refuting every one they brought up, it didn’t take long for me to realize that these two guys were already deeply entrenched in Calvinism. Nothing I could say seemed to be getting through to them, and they had, since I’d last seen them, most definitely come under a strong delusion.

“You and I are no longer of the same spirit,” I said, shaking my head.

That seemed to sadden Paul greatly. Even so, he merely went from the predestination argument to that of total depravity, thinking he could persuade me there. But that too I countered, and when I said again that it was obvious we were now no longer of the same spirit, the two guys at last gave up and said good-bye.

So again, I tell all this to say this: God’s Word tells us to watch closely our conduct, our thoughts, and our doctrine and to make sure that it all fits perfectly with that taught and required in Scripture. (Mt. 5:28-30 // 1 Tim. 4:16) We are warned not to listen to men’s philosophies, but to listen to the Holy Spirit teach us from the Word of God. (John 14:26 // Col. 2:4,8 // 1 John 2:26,27) We are cautioned about laziness in putting Christ’s words into practice and warned that it will reap destruction. (Luke 6:46-49) Over and over we are warned that it is the Truth that we must believe and follow, that falsehoods lead to false gospels, and that both false gospels and sin lead to Hell. (Gal. 1:6-9 // Heb. 10:26,27)

It all goes together: A continuation in sin, the slide into falsehoods, the delusion God sends to those who refuse repentance (2 Thes. 2:10-12), and the eternal condemnation for those “who have not believed the Truth but have delighted in wickedness.” (v. 12)

The number apostatizing is growing. May we take much precaution that we not join them.

with love,

In my most recent discussion with a Jehovah Witness, I stated, as I usually do, that the main disagreement between their doctrine and mine is that I believe that Jesus is the bodily form of God the Father. Along with this statement, I quoted, as I usually do, Col. 2:9 which says, “In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form.” I also brought up Col. 1:15-20 and Heb. 1:2,3 which inform us that Jesus is the image and exact representation of the invisible God and the One through whom God created the universe. I then asked the man to look up Isa. 9:6 which calls Jesus “Mighty God, Everlasting Father”.

This Jehovah Witness responded to these verses by explaining that we all are gods and one with the Father. He brought up that Jesus couldn’t be God the Father Himself because we read of Him praying to the Father while He was on earth. I said that Jesus, though He was fully God, had, in becoming fully human, humbled and limited Himself. (Phil. 2:6-8) The man then asked me, “So are you saying that Jesus was praying to Himself?”

The question caught me off guard as it sounded so strange, but I answered, “Yes.” The JW then shook his head and all but rolled his eyes, saying, “Nooooo.” Yet in spite of his disdain, I did not retract my stance.

I thought about this encounter several times afterwards and mulled over whether or not I could be sure that I’d answered correctly. I mean, if Jesus, being the Child born to us (Isa. 9:6) is also the Mighty God and Everlasting Father (same verse), the One who “is before all things” (Col. 1:17) and in whom all things hold together (same verse), the One whose origins are from days of eternity (Mi. 5:2) and who declares Himself to be “the Beginning and the End” (Rev. 22:13), then why would it be that He, as Jesus, would pray to Himself, the Father?

Before I answer why, I first must remind myself that God’s Word does reveal that Jesus, while on earth and now in Heaven, intercedes for us. For example, we read in Heb. 7:24,25 and 8:1,2 that Jesus is interceding for us as our Permanent Priest. “Yes, but this doesn’t teach that He is actually praying for us,” someone may argue. Well, let’s go over to Rom. 8:34 which has similar wording. It confirms that Jesus, “seated” (see Heb. 8:1 and Eph. 1:20) at the right hand of God, is indeed “interceding for us.” Someone may then contend, “But this Rom. 8:34 verse is not referring to prayer, but refers only to a type of intercession that results from who Christ is, His atoning work for us, and where He now sits in honor.”

To such a potential contender, let’s point out Rom. 8:26,27. These two verses are teaching us that the Holy Spirit Himself prays through the utterances of those who possess Him (the Spirit), doing so in intercession to God, and on our behalf. Being that verse 9 reveals that the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ are one and the same Being (as Jesus, too, reveals in John 14:23), then is it not the Trinity, along with our submitted spirit, who are involved in the whole of the intercession? Surely, if the Father, the Son, and the Spirit are all One God, no one could rightly have answered the Jehovah’s Witness member any differently than I did.

Maybe we should consider the first sentence in Rev. 22:17 as well when studying the intercession of the Spirit of God to God. It says, “The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!'” This could be referring to the invitation to all mankind to come to “the water of life” (same verse), but it seems that it is also referring to the prayer that Jesus fulfill His promise to return soon. (v. 7,12,20) As Jesus affirms in verse 20, “Yes, I am coming soon.” And the rest of the verse contains the immediate response, “Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.”

I think of another chapter in Scripture while contemplating the JW’s question. It is Genesis chapter one. Verse 26 says, “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness…” We can see that “God” is shown as plural when He uses the words “us” and “our”. But in verse 27 the Creator seems to be singular, for that verse says, “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Here we see that “His” and “He” are words used for the Creator, seemingly making “God” singular, which then seems to make verse 26 appear that God was speaking to Himself. Besides this, doesn’t the whole chapter reveal that by the command of God’s mouth, God was commanding Himself to create? Who was commanding and who was creating? Jesus (who obeyed the Father’s every command –John 12:49,50 & 14:31) is Himself the Word of God (John 1:1,14), and through Him God commanded and created. (Ps. 33:6,9 // Col. 1:16 // Heb. 1:2) Yet was it not also through the Spirit that God did so? Absolutely. (Job 26:13 & 33:4 // Ps. 104:30)

With these things in mind, I believe there was no other way for me to answer the question regarding Jesus, the Son, praying to the Father. For if Jesus intercedes for us even now as our High Priest, and if the Spirit intercedes through us as we pray “in the Spirit”, and if we read that God commands Himself and speaks to Himself, then we must accept that the One is Three and the Three is One.

Moreover, if the LORD declares in Isa. 45:21 that “there is no God apart from Me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but Me”, but Jesus stated that no one could be saved apart from Him (John 10:9,14:6) and apart from believing that He is the “I AM” (8:24,58) –the name God called Himself in Ex. 3:14 and to be remembered by forever (v. 15), and if verses such as Acts 4:12 & 16:31, Rom. 10:9-13, 1 Cor. 15:1-7, and 2 Cor. 5:14-6:2 confirm there to be no salvation apart from being in Christ Jesus, then this can only add to our conclusion that Jesus, the Spirit, and the Father are all one and the same God.

Jesus Himself has stated this Truth clearly. For in telling us that the greatest commandment is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30), He included this: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord.” (v. 29) Even if it is sometimes translated, “…the Lord our God, the Lord is one”, we cannot escape the fact that Jesus, and the whole of Scripture, declares that the Father, the Son, and the Spirit are manifestations of the one and only True God. Therefore, petitions, intercessions, and commands given between them are, therefore, made from the One True God to the One True God.

The only way I can see that I could answer the question posed by the Jehovah Witness was to answer in the affirmative. And why would God have it that He command and petition Himself? I believe that answer could be another whole post, but the short answer would have something to do, I suspect, with the Lord having chosen, in His love and in His desire for fellowship, to involve all who choose His leadership. This includes Jesus as well as everyone else who houses His Spirit.

Though I found strange the question the Jehovah Witness man posed to me, I find exciting the reasons for my answer. For God, His infinite complexity too much for our finite minds to comprehend, has, even so, given us all we need for our growth in godliness, power, and the knowledge of Him.

with love,

It was a great way for me to celebrate Veterans Day, 2015: Alongside my parents and many other missionaries and praying people, I attended their mission’s Day of Prayer hosted by a local church. We broke into separate sessions that focused on specific parts of the globe, and using information sheets filled with various praise and prayer requests, we petitioned the Lord aloud in small groups. Afterward, we all met together in the sanctuary to hear, reverently read, the names of the missionaries who died this year, to hear encouraging news of God’s work overseas, and to worship in song, as well as through communion.

In speaking about the body and blood of Jesus, which the wafer and the juice signify, the pastor reminded us that our Savior sacrificed His life too that we may live, and live free from evil forever. Christ let His body be crushed and His blood flow to atone for the sins of mankind that we may believe, repent, and be ransomed from evil and its curse. Through His death, Jesus bought for us the freedom to live the real Life.

Veterans Day is a good reminder and opportunity to honor all, missionaries included, who have put their own life at risk for the sake of others, to thank God for giving those men and women the bravery and fortitude it took to fight for the freedoms we’ve been privileged to possess, and to meditate on the Sovereign King-Creator-God who, by becoming human, and by suffering, dying, and conquering death through His resurrection three days later, paid our ransom and gave us freedom so that we might truly live. Truly live now, and forever.

Veterans Day is definitely a day to recognize, and a day on which to show honor and gratitude for those who have sacrificed themselves for the benefit of others.

with love,

Our family has heard some great news this week: APECO, a huge multinational corporation in the Philippines which has been forcefully pushing the Casiguran Agta and other locals off their land for the past six years, has just been ordered by the national government to “cease and desist” for acting illegally. (The Agta are the tribal people my parents work with and among whom my brother and sister and I grew up.)

Here is a report:

At that same informative news site, here is a past article that discusses the abuses against the Agta and the need for improving their education so that they can better know their rights:

Within that article, my dad is cited with a link to many other abuse cases against the Agta that he documented, as well as the link to the 2013 letter, signed by 198 international scholars, which was sent to President Aquino (the president of the Philippines). Here is the part of Rappler’s article that includes those two links:


As documented by American anthropologist by Dr. Thomas Headland, who lived and worked with the Casiguran Agta for 5 decades, the human rights abuses against Aurora’s Agta tribes have included slavery, mass murder, kidnapping of children, but most especially, the takeover of their ancestral domains by outsiders.

Though the first settlers of Aurora province, the Agta have long been displaced from their very homelands by international and national logging firms, mining companies, military battalions, and unscrupulous immigrants – developments which have resulted in a 40% decline in the [Agta] population from 1960 to 2010. Last April 2013, Headland along with nearly 200 other social scientists from around the world, affirmed that this danger continued to hang over the heads of the present-day Agta, through the sustained operations of APECO.


On 10/22/15, I wrote about the typhoon that had just hit the Casiguran area, and that same day, much to our appreciation, President Aquino visited the town to distribute supplies and to personally assess the typhoon’s damage. See here:

The day before that, several officials flew into the area to do the same (which is also very much appreciated), and at risk to themselves, not only because of the weather conditions, but because of reported problems with the airstrip. Rappler also carried that news story and there is a link there of the Agta chieftain being interviewed. (He and others viewable in the video, as well as others in some of the photos, are Agta in whose village we lived for many years.) Here is that link:

We know that the Lord is caring for the Agta and for others in Casiguran. Maybe the typhoon, which fueled an inspection of its damage, was also God’s way to get officials to further inspect the damage in the region caused by APECO.

with love,

It is grievous that Israeliteindeed has continued in almost every one of her posts for the past sixteen months, to teach not on the subject of holiness and obedience to Christ Jesus and His Word as she formerly did, but rather on the subject of the nation of Israel. She, like so many throughout the world, is not happy that Israel is a nation. Reasoning that the majority of Israeli citizens are ungodly people, and teaching that God took His promises away from the Jews and gave them instead to the church, she states that Israeli Jews are thus “occupiers” of land rightfully belonging to the Palestinians and others. This she often voices as if Jews, persecuted the world over for centuries, have no right to a homeland as other nationalities do, even though the majority in all the world’s nations are ungodly people.

But Israeliteindeed should ask herself some questions: Should a Canadian be denied rights to his home if he is a Christ-rejecter? Should Americans have the world tell them they should have no access to the country called the U.S.A. because the land was retrieved largely through war? How would Israeliteindeed respond if an angry crowd from Mexico, France, Britian, Holland, or a First Nations group came to her doorstep and demanded that she, an occupier, must give up her home? Would she give it, and more, up quickly –in line with the pacifism she teaches while using such verses as Mt. 5:38-42?

Maybe Israeliteindeed is not thinking about the fact that nations down through history –and with God’s hand in that history (Dan. 2:21)– take up residence in a new land through sale and/or conquest. But, regardless of her view, the Jews were restored to their land by God Himself as He promised them He would do (Isa. 11:12 // Jer. 23:3-8), for “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will gather you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you back the land of Israel again.” (Ezek. 11:17) Moreover, God has promised that He will one day give them, as a nation, total cleansing, salvation, and righteousness forever. (v. 18-20 // Isa. 45:17,25 // Jer. 24:7 // Rom. 11:25-29) In spite of these Scripture verses, and multitudes of others regarding God’s promises to the Jews, Israeliteindeed tells us to fall for her opposing doctrine.

But God’s promise is clear: “They will live in the land I gave to My servant Jacob, the land where your fathers lived. They and their children and their children’s children will live there forever, and David [Jesus] My servant will be their prince forever. …Then the nations will know that I make Israel holy…” (Ezek. 37:25-28) God is speaking here about land, about Jesus’ throne there, and about the rest of the nations recognizing Israel’s holiness and her being the habitation of the Lord. This is not in Ezra’s time, as Israeliteindeed teaches, but is instead speaking of that time when God Himself takes “the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone… and bring[s] them back into their own land.” (v. 21) For God promised that He would make the two kingdoms, Israel and Judah, to be “a single stick… in My hand” (v. 19), yes, “one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel” (v. 22), never to be divided again. (Same verse) God has also promised that He will cleanse the nation (v. 23), that they will remain in the physical land forever (v. 25), and that Jesus will live there as their King. (v. 24-28) When speaking about the rebuilt physical temple, God says, “This is the place of My throne… This is where I will live among the Israelites forever. The house of Israel will never again defile My holy name.” (43:7)

But Israeliteindeed changes God’s Word and tells us that these promises have been spiritualized and transferred to the church. No, all true Christ-followers have been invited to share in, not usurp, the Lord’s promises to the one (physical) nation whom God chose as His own inheritance. (Dt. 10:15 & 14:2 // Rom. chs. 9-11) As the angel, Gabriel, told Mary concerning Jesus, “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever; His kingdom will never end.” (Luke 1:32,33) It is Satan (who, at present, still rules the world –2 Cor. 4:4 // 1 John 5:19) who is furious that God, in preparing to bring in the mighty and eternal rule of Jesus (Rev. 19:15,16), has brought Israel back to her own land. But even as he musters everyone he can to help him derail God’s promises to the Jews, the devil actually plays right in to the fulfillment of God’s plan.

So, it is God who has given His own special holy real estate (Lev. 25:23 // Ezek. 36:5 // Joel 3:2) to Jacob’s descendants (Rom. 9:4-13); but even from a mere human perspective, we can know that the Jews were certainly granted their homeland legally by the British Mandate as well as by purchasing much of it, even at a heightened monetary cost. (For those who appreciate genuine historical fact concerning Israel’s right to the land, see this article by U.S. Senator, James Inhofe: ) The land that Israel won through war (and maybe Israeliteindeed is forgetting that land conquered goes to the winning side) were wars of self-defense against those who wanted them to have no land and to actually be annihilated. Truly, it is Israeliteindeed whose reasoning is unjust, for if a force came to her door with such demands and intent, and with no alternative for her and her descendants to live anywhere else free of persecution, it is highly unlikely that she would keep the same doctrine she preaches.

In spite of Israelitieindeed writing often against Israel’s right to exist and right to defend herself, in skimming her latest post (on 10/14/15), we should take note that she calls David’s fighting men who had his faith, “God’s children”. She says there,

Abraham, technically a gentile called out of a pagan nation, became the father of both Jews and Gentiles (including some OT Gentiles like Rahab, Ruth, some of David’s fighting men, etc.) who have his faith. These, along with the God-honoring gentiles who preceded Abraham (like Noah) are God’s children.

However, calling fighting men “God’s children” is quite odd of her since she insists throughout many of her writings that pacifism is the only righteous way. As she writes in her 9/14/15 post,

He doesn’t memorialize paid killers in His Book of Life, even if they claim with a thousand tongues to do Him service and engrave Bible verses on their weapons.

Considering that Israeliteindeed’s consistent theme over the last sixteen months has been centered on vilifying Israel, on trying to prove that they are not a legitimate nation, and on trying to convince her readers that God has negated His promises to the Jewish people and transferred them to her and the rest of the church, a certain comment of hers at another blogger’s site is definitely strange, for she speaks of those who have an “obsession with the natural land of Israel”. Yet in reality, she is the one who appears to be quite obsessed with the subject as she tries to prove her replacement theology to be God’s Word. It would be good if Israeliteindeed would realize that her own fixation with the natural land of Israel has caused her own stumbling, blindness, and sin. She herself is one who has turned her eyes from the Lord and His Word and she herself is the one focused on Israel while trying hard to “prove” her false doctrine correct. Here is her comment:


March 6, 2014 at 7:56 am

I appreciate this post very much. The Lord also showed me through the Scriptures that the Israel of God is made up of all who have the faith of Abraham. His kingdom is “not of this world” and its weapons are “not carnal.” Jews and Gentiles have indeed become “one new man” in Jesus Christ, and there is only one Salvation offered to all men. Though we are accused of following “replacement theology,” it is actually “grafted in theology” according to the olive tree example in Romans 11. There is only one Olive Tree.

This obsession with the natural land of Israel has become a stumbling block to the American church, leading her to embrace political involvement (to support Israel) rather than to repent of sin and get right with God. It is commonly taught that as long as we vote in leaders who support Israel, America will be blessed. America defies God with sin every day, and she will not be blessed until she repents. Just as Israel has always been judged for sin, America will be judged for sin regardless of her political involvements. It is disheartening to see Christians focused on Israel rather than focused on Jesus Christ.

Thank you for shedding light on the propaganda and lies. May many read and get understanding. God bless you.


This is the site where Israeliteindeed posted that comment:

(The site is not one I would recommend. A case in point: Without documentation to support his statement, that blogger writes in his 3/25/13 article: “There are many leaders that are in fact Satanists pretending to be Christians and there are many Christian centers that are secretly centers of ritual satanic abuse.”)

Israeliteindeed often denies, as she did in that previous comment of hers, that “replacement theology” correctly names her doctrine, but once again, her denial of this is additional evidence of how she makes up her own truth. Her dishonesty is revealed further when she switches the argument from God’s unique and lasting promises to the Jewish nation and erects a false disagreement concerning the solid belief that there is only one Way of salvation –something all true Bible-believers agree upon. Moreover, when she claims to be adhering to “grafted in theology”, she is not at all doing so, but is instead usurping God’s promises to the Jews and replacing herself and the church as the recipients.

The Lord has absolutely not rejected the Israelites (Rom. 11:1,2) nor ever viewed them as not being His chosen nation (Jer. 31:36 // Rom. 15:8,10), for He turned from them only for a time so as to discipline them. (Jer. ch. 30 & 31 // Amos 3:2) They will, as a nation, be fully redeemed and become “the greatest of the nations” (Jer. 31:7), as God has promised and decreed. (Same verse) Contrary to replacement theology, Rom. chs. 9-11 are clear: Those who believe God’s Message are grafted into the Covenant of Salvation which is a covenant established by God for the Jews, the nation He set His affection upon above all others. (Dt. 10:15 & 14:2) The Jews who are unbelieving cannot partake of it unless they too believe and obey it (Rom. 3:20-31), but the Covenant, which Christ confirmed, is absolutely one made by God to the Jews. (15:8 // Heb. 8:8-13) Gentiles have graciously been invited to “share in the nourishing sap from the olive root” (Rom. 11:17), through having faith (as must Jews), but we are of those cut from the wild olive tree, and we are not to boast over, or attempt to replace, the cultivated one. (v. 17-24) Israeliteindeed has a gross misunderstanding.

It is sad that Israeliteindeed did not stay focused on reading God’s Word and listening to His Spirit. “No lie is of the Truth.” (1 John 2:21b) Therefore, if someone teaches a lie (a falsehood / a false doctrine), then they are not taking it from the Truth / God’s Word / Christ, nor are they speaking under the leadership of the Holy Spirit. In fact, they are opposing God’s Word and Spirit. If they refuse to listen to correction / if they block their ears to the Truth, then they have rebelled against the Spirit’s conviction, they have run ahead in their own path, and they no longer remain in Christ. (John 15:6 // 2 John 1:9)

Of this very danger, Israeliteindeed, in her 6/13/14 a.m. post, seems to be unwittingly warning herself when she writes,

We must never rest on our past deliverance. The cleaned-up state of our house today does not necessitate that it must always be so. Without active work, what is clean today can be filthy tomorrow. As a matter of fact, a once-evicted spirit can return with seven others more wicked than himself unless a person has filled his house with the Spirit of God! And who is God’s Spirit given to, but to those who are gathering to Jesus by obedience to His Word? (Acts 5:32) And so, to keep firmly in the kingdom of God, we must continue in our active devotion to its King.

Unfortunately, Israeliteindeed turned from taking her own good counsel. In choosing to adhere to the teachings of those who make up their own doctrines, she turned from being obedient to God’s Word and Spirit. This we know she has done, for Jesus told us we can know false teachers by their fruit. Israeliteindeed’s fruit has been a hostile obsession against a race of people, against the multitudes of God’s promises to them, and against the Son of Man (the Jewish King) Himself. (Jer. 33:23-26) As she herself wrote earlier in that same post,

Jesus issued this very black and white statement–

He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters. (Lk. 11:23)

We are either in the kingdom of God or the kingdom of satan. We cannot be somewhere in the middle. The only way to be firmly in the kingdom of God is to be gathering with Jesus (following Him as a sheep follows a shepherd). Any other posture is consideredagainst Him, or treason. And to stop gathering with Him is to begin to be scattered.

Later that same day, in a different post, she writes,

Introduction: Although I consider Balaam to be a prophet who fell from grace according to 2 Pet. 2:15, Jude 11 and Rev. 2:14, I believe his prophecy recorded in Num. 23-24 was inspired by God (see 23:5, 16; 24:2). As such, it contains some very important truths.

This is what I believe she herself has done. She was writing for God and then made the choice to turn from the Truth. The more she turned from it, the further she fell from it. Truly, she should take warning from her own description of false teachers which she describes in the same post:

I have also seen false teachers “curse” anyone who questions their doctrine, so as to insulate themselves from proper scrutiny. Do not be deceived. We are to examine every teaching carefully by God’s Word and warn others if it deviates. If you love God and obey His teaching, you will not be cursed. Neither will you be cursed for judging a man’s words by Scripture. However the godly will suffer trials and/or persecution in this life (2 Tim. 3:12; Acts 14:22).

Conversely, if you disregard God’s Word, you will be cursed, and no rituals or offerings will deliver you from reaping what you sow.

Yet Israeliteindeed herself, when characterizing those who disagree with her or who try to point out her error, resorts to using words such as: idolaters, blasphemers, wicked, blind, naked, spiritual whores, apostates, antichrist, etc. She should listen to her own counsel and heed the warnings that it is she who is deviating from what the Word of God abundantly states. It is truly alarming that she can so blatantly disregard God’s Word and not understand that she herself is in danger of being cursed by God. Rev. 22:18,19 warns that anyone who adds anything or takes words away “from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city.” The same warning holds for those who twist any of God’s Word. (Pr. 30:5,6 // Gal. 1:6-9 // Rev. 3:9 & 21:8)

God promised and covenanted with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the Israelite nation, swearing to each of them with an oath (Gen. 26:2-4 & 35:11,12 // Ex. 6:8 // Ps. 105:8-11), “To your offspring I will give this land.” (Gen. 24:7) Israeliteindeed wants us to believe her when she states that this regards spiritualized promises to the patriarchs’ spiritual offspring, the church. But we know that God directed His promises to the Jewish people and that He included literal land boundaries in His oath: “To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates.” (15:18) Should we believe Israeliteindeed when she attempts to twist and spiritualize even this verse, or should we believe God’s plain words?

Concerning this exact boundary, God told Abraham with “an everlasting covenant” (Gen. 17:7), “The whole land of Canaan, where you are now an alien, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God.” (v. 8 ) In 48:3,4 we read this again when Jacob reminds his son Joseph, “God Almighty appeared to me… and said to me… ‘I will give this land as an everlasting possession to your descendants after you.'” But Israeliteindeed tries to explain to us, in post after post, that God has reneged on His oath –that He has taken the promises away from those to whom He made the oath, and transferred them to the church, and the church alone. Indeed, only arrogance and blindness would cause a person to deny God’s words and replace one’s own words as the authority.

Israeliteindeed rejects that Jesus is coming to set up His rule in a physical place on earth called, “the Holy City, Jerusalem” (Rev. 21:10), that this will be in the literal land of Israel with literal real estate boundaries, and that year after year all the peoples of the nations of the earth will bring their worship and splendor into it. (Zec. 14:16 // Rev. 21:24) As Zec. 14:17 says, “If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, they will have no rain.” Israeliteindeed rejects God’s clear meaning and replaces her own meaning into the text. She does this concerning hundreds of verses.

When Jesus comes back to earth to rule bodily from Jerusalem, then will the prophecies be fulfilled, such as, “He [Jesus] must remain in Heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything, as He promised long ago through His holy prophets.” (Acts 3:21) Jesus had already gone back into Heaven when Peter said this, and by saying that Jesus would remain there (in His body) until that time of restoration, Peter is confirming that Jesus will come back to the earth to restore it. As Rom. 8:21 tells us, “…the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.”

Israeliteindeed is very unwise in the way she speaks against the Jews who claim Israel as their homeland. By this, she essentially speaks against the twelve apostles who will rule under Christ on twelve thrones (Mt. 19:28) –their names written on the twelve foundations of the new city’s wall. (Rev. 21:14) She also speaks against Jerusalem (which, when renewed, will have on its twelve gates the names of the twelve tribes of Israel –v. 12) and which, being “the city of the Great King”, Jesus commanded us to view reverently. (Mt. 5:33-37)

Israeliteindeed also speaks against Jesus Himself, for though Jesus is fully God, He is also fully man –a Jewish man, and from the lineage of Jesse and King David. (Isa. 11:1,10 // Mt. 1:6 // Rom. 15:12) Our Lord considers Himself a Jew. We see this clearly when He said to the Samaritan woman at the well, “You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.” (John 4:22) Jesus was not only saying that salvation is from the Jews, but He was contrasting two races while identifying with the one. He speaks similarly in His response to the Canaanite woman in Mt. 15:21-28. Even so, Israeliteindeed disparages Christ’s humanity and unashamedly speaks against this Almighty Jewish King who will, when He returns to earth, rule the world from His throne in Jerusalem. (Ps. 2:6 & 68:16 // Isa. 2:1-5 // Ob. 1:17,21 // Mt. 5:35) She obviously thinks it inconsequential that when asked by Pilate, “Are you the king of the Jews?” (Mt. 27:11), Jesus replied, “Yes, it is as you say.” (Same verse) We see her attitude on this in her 8/20/14 post, titled “Religious Racism is of the Devil”, in which she says,

Even Christ Himself is not to be regarded any longer”according to the flesh”–His race while He was in the flesh is unimportant. What is important is who He is (God), and what He has done for all of mankind (provided redemption through His own body and blood).

Israeliteindeed apparently does not believe a fundamental doctrine of the Truth –that Jesus’ humanity is highly important. Jesus, the bodily form of God and the Creator (Col. 1:15-20 & 2:9) who became human (John 1:1,14), and who repeatedly called Himself “the Son of Man”, does forever remain fully human (as well as fully God); and His humanity is Jewish –which is emphasized repeatedly in God’s Word. (Mt. 1:1-17 // Acts 3:17-26 // Rom. 1:3 & 9:5) For sure, “many false prophets are gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come [has come and remains] in the flesh is from God.” (1 John 4:1,2) But those who are unified with the deceiver and the antichrist spirit do not declare the humanity of Christ. (2 John 1:7) We are to watch out for and reject these people lest we too run ahead of Christ’s teaching and become void of God. (v. 8-11)

In that same 8/20/14 post, Israeliteindeed states,

The Lord is building His Church, and according to Scripture, that Church is the true “Commonwealth of Israel”–a Body which includes people from all earthly races and nations.

So we ask her: Have all Christ-followers become one ethnicity, or is it not rather that the Body is made up of different parts (individuals and nations), each with their unique functions in God’s plan of history?

In her 8/4/15 post Israeliteindeed writes using Rom. 4:9-13 as if it is a passage that proves everyone of every race is a Jew if they have faith in Christ. No, this passage, as well as Gal. 4:21-31, Eph. 2:11-22, and others like these, are teaching that anyone from any nationality has had God’s salvation promise to Abraham and Israel extended also to them –if they believe. These passages have nothing to do with negating anyone’s physical bloodline, for God’s Word teaches (such as in Ps. 68:16-35, Isa. 66:12, and Rev. 21:24-26) that there will be separate nations (though God will have completely destroyed the nations among which the Jews had been scattered –Jer. 30:11) even after Abraham becomes “heir of the world.” (Rom. 4:13) But, disregarding multitudes of promises and statements God gives, Israeliteindeed twists Scripture to deny that God has a special (thus different) decree, plan, and purpose for the Jewish nation than He has for Gentiles. It does not involve a different way of salvation (as Israeliteindeed pretends her opposers teach), but it does involve a different purpose in history, including future history.

Presumably, Israeliteindeed would agree that God has ordained specific tasks, careers, homelands, families, and ministries for each individual on earth. Therefore, just because all humans must come to Him through Christ Jesus, this plan of salvation does not somehow negate God’s other preordained plans concerning history, nations, governments, rulers, and individuals. Certainly she would agree that although we are all unified in Christ, what God has planned for each of us is not nullified by that. Certainly she would agree that although Gal. 3:28 tells us that in Christ there are no distinctions between Jew and Gentile, slave and free man, and male and female, this refers to the issue of being justified by faith, not about there being no distinctions between role or physical make-up!

Truly, God does have distinctions concerning all He has made. To one He gives this gift, to another that gift (Rom. 12:4-8) “and He gives them to each man, just as He determines.” (1 Cor. 12:11) To one He ordains leadership, to another He commissions them to assist. “There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.” (v. 5) Are there different roles for Christian employers than for Christian employees? Or should both groups say, “There is no distinction because we are all one in Christ”? Israeliteindeed is encouraging the body parts to insist that we all have the exact same roles, even though God’s Word tells us this is not God’s arrangement (decree / plan) at all.

Are males and females to consider themselves all one gender if they be in Christ? Are all ethnic groups to consider themselves one physical nation? Or, does God work His plan in and through the distinct roles He has given to each of these groups? It is one thing to say we are unified in Christ’s body, but quite another to say everyone in Christ is thereby one physical gender, race, nationality, and nation. We most certainly are not! Instead, as Acts 17:26 tells us, “From one man He [God] made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.” This is plain language telling us that it is God who determines the rise and fall of nations and their land boundaries. Israeliteindeed says that all Christians are Jews because they have become the offspring of Abraham. No, we have been grafted into the promises because of our faith; but this does not change our physical bloodline or the claim to the land God has designated for that bloodline. The Word of God does not call Gentiles “Jews” or “Israel”, and Jesus gives a strong rebuke to those who claim such, stating that their worship is of Satan. (Rev. 2:9 & 3:9)

Here, in her 1/8/15 post, is the type of claim we see from Israeliteindeed:

So are real Christians “Jews”? Yes, real Christians are Jews.

But Israeliteindeed again classifies as she wishes, regardless of the established rule that a person is a Jew if he was either born Jewish or has gone through the formal process of converting to Judaism. Christians having the faith of Abraham and being grafted into God’s promises to him, and to his Israelite descendants, does not make us Israelites or Jews. And the fact that anyone who becomes unfaithful to Christ will be cut off from salvation, does not, as Israeliteindeed teaches in her latest post, negate the person’s ethnicity.

We are all reconciled to God the same way –through Christ– and in this way we are all one body. (Rom. 12:5) However, the members of the body “do not all have the same function.” (v. 4) Definitely, through Christ, Gentiles are no longer “foreigners to the covenants of the promise” (Eph. 2:12) but have been made “fellow citizens with God’s people” (v. 19) –those chosen people to whom He made the Promises: The Israelite nation. And God will keep His promises, for He does not lie to anyone.

So let us understand that God has promised that Jacob’s physical descendants, after being spiritually-cleansed as a nation, will have a ruling role in the age of justice and righteousness to come and that they, in Christ’s great splendor, will be honored, praised, and served by the rest of the nations. (Dt. 26:19 // Isa. ch. 60 // Jer. 33:6-9 // Zeph. 3:20)

Truly, the generation that lived when Jesus walked the earth, and many since, have paid dearly for rejecting their Messiah (Luke 11:50,51 & 19:41-44), but one day, when the nation of Israel is surrounded by armies and all looks hopeless for them, the Lord will deliver them Himself, they will look on the One they pierced, and they will, as a whole nation, repent. (Zec. ch. 12-14) This is spoken about numerous times in God’s Word, including in Rom. 11:25-27 which says, “I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: ‘The deliverer will come from Zion; He will turn godlessness away from Jacob. And this is My covenant with them when I take away their sins.'” The whole context of the chapter is about Jew versus Gentile, and for Israeliteindeed, or anyone else, to teach otherwise, is to exhibit the exact ignorance and conceit that we are being warned against.

It is definitely grievous to see someone writing for the Truth and to then watch them turn from the Truth and write against it –something Israeliteindeed has immersed herself in doing.

Here is her site address:

with love,

Below is what I received from the ACLJ today. They work hard on the side of justice and I urge everyone to read their reports and do what they can to support them, including through prayer.

with love,


Israel is under attack.

Palestinian terrorists are stabbing and shooting innocent civilians. Yet, shockingly, hundreds of millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars are going to the terrorist-led Palestinian Authority as it, in turn, funds terrorists at war with Israel.

It’s shameful and must end.

Sign Our Petition: Stop Funding Terrorists at War with Israel.

At the same time, a U.N. agency tried to declare the Jewish Wailing Wall an Islamic holy site. It’s an outrage.

Read Our Report: Jewish Wailing Wall an Islamic Holy Site?

This week we sent a critical legal letter to the Secretary of Defense to defend a war hero who defended a child.
Read: Reinstate Sergeant Martland and Protect Children.

We’re also taking direct legal action to defend pro-life pregnancy centers from a pro-abortion plot to shut them down.

Sign Our Petition: Stop the Shutdown of Pro-Life Centers.

Read Our Analysis: Big Abortion’s Plot to Close the Competition.

For nearly 100 years, Planned Parenthood has been killing babies.

Read Our Expose: 99th Birthday for the Industry of Death.

The ACLJ Team

Please be praying for the Casiguran-Agta, the people group I was raised among, and those near them in the actual town of Casiguran, Philippines. This week’s Typhoon Koppu (Lando) hit hardest there and the people need supplies and shelter.

See this site:

And this one that has several photos:

Even so the LORD is good. We know “His way is in the whirlwind and the storm” (Nahum 1:3) and stormy winds are included in those servants that carry out His orders. (Ps. 148:8) But through it, God is merciful, full of compassion, and we can trust that He has His reasons for what He both commands and allows.

Please, let’s be praying that God works His good purposes out of this typhoon, that everyone will fear Him, pray to Him, and turn from all sin, and that people will be motivated to help those who have been hurt. Let’s be praying that those who have much will be tender and respond to those who have little… or nothing. Let’s pray that all hearts will be moved to assist in whatever way available to them, including to pray for the salvation of souls as well as physical relief for the victims.

with love,