Today’s Baal Worshipers   6 comments

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Today’s Baal Worshipers
December 19, 2008
By Matt Barber
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“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9 NIV)

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 Maybray 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. Baal, the half-bull, half-man god of fertility, was the focal point of pagan idolatry in Semitic Israel until God revealed His monotheistic nature to Judaism’s forebears.

In his sermon, Pastor Maybray 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).

Ritualistic Baal worship, in sum, looked a little like this: Adults would gather around the altar of Baal. Infants would then be burned alive as a sacrificial offering to the deity. Amid horrific screams and the stench of charred human flesh, congregants – men and women alike – would engage in bisexual orgies. The ritual of convenience was intended to produce economic prosperity by prompting Baal to bring rain for the fertility of “mother earth.”

The natural consequences of such behavior – pregnancy and childbirth – and the associated financial burdens of “unplanned parenthood” were easily offset. One could either choose to engage in homosexual conduct or – with child sacrifice available on demand – could simply take part in another fertility ceremony to “terminate” the unwanted child.

Modern liberalism deviates little from its ancient predecessor. While its macabre rituals have been sanitized with flowery and euphemistic terms of art, its core tenets and practices remain eerily similar. The worship of “fertility” has been replaced with worship of “reproductive freedom” or “choice.” Child sacrifice via burnt offering has been updated, ever so slightly, to become child sacrifice by way of abortion. The ritualistic promotion, practice and celebration of both heterosexual and homosexual immorality and promiscuity have been carefully whitewashed – yet wholeheartedly embraced – by the cults of radical feminism, militant “gay rights” and “comprehensive sex education.” And, the pantheistic worship of “mother earth” has been substituted – in name only – for radical environmentalism.

But it’s not just self-styled “progressives” or secular humanists who have adopted the fundamental pillars of Baalism. In these postmodern times, we’ve also been graced, regrettably, by the advent of counter-biblical “emergent Christianity” or “quasi-Christianity,” as I prefer to call it.

This is merely liberalism all dolled up and gratuitously stamped “Christian.” It’s a way for left-wing ideologues to have their “religion” cake and eat it too. Under the guise of “social justice,” its adherents often support – or at least rationalize – the same pro-homosexual, pro-abortion and radical environmental policies pushed by the modern-day Baal worshiper.

Though the “Christian left” represent what is arguably a negligible minority within larger Christianity, the liberal media have, nonetheless, embraced their cause and seized upon their popularity among elites as evidence that the so-called “Christian right” (read: biblical Christianity) is losing influence – that Christianity is, somehow, “catching up with the times.”

Because emergent Christianity fails the authenticity test whenever subjected to even the most perfunctory biblical scrutiny, I suspect it will eventually go – for the most part – the way of the pet rock or the Macarena. But this does not absolve leaders within the evangelical community from a duty to call leaders of this counter-biblical revolution on their heresy. It’s not a matter of right versus left; it’s a matter of right versus wrong – of biblical versus non-biblical.

Nonetheless, the aforementioned pillars of postmodern Baalism – abortion, sexual relativism and radical environmentalism – will almost certainly make rapid headway over the next four to eight years, with or without help from the Christian left. The gods of liberalism have a new high priest in Barack Obama, and enjoy many devout followers in the Democratic-controlled Congress, liberal media and halls of academia.

Both Obama’s social agenda and that of the 111th Congress are rife with unfettered pro-abortion, freedom-chilling, pro-homosexual and power-grabbing environmentalist objectives. The same kind of “hope, action and change,” I suppose, that was swallowed up by the Baalist Canaanites of old.

So, today’s liberalism is really just a very old book with a shiny new cover. A philosophy rooted in ancient pagan traditions, of which there is naught to be proud.

There’s “nothing new under the sun,” indeed.

[The preceding article was taken from Sarah Beveridge’s blog Believer’s Journey. You can read the entire post below.]

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Today’s Baal Worshipers–WorldNetDaily
Psychologists finally acknowledge ‘moral injuries’
Feminism
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Stand Up [Letter to the Editor]

“In the 11 years I’ve lived in Jackson, I’ve never seen this community shaken up so much as when the protesters from Kansas and Operation Save America showed up. I heard a month before that a radical anti-abortion group was planning on coming to protest. I didn’t think that was a good idea, because it seemed too controversial.

“I completely forgot about it until the Wednesday morning they arrived on Broadway to deliver their ‘shock and awe campaign.’ When I saw the graphic pictures of the aborted baby, I was shocked and deeply offended. I wasn’t offended that OSA showed the pictures in public, but I was offended that this is happening in our community on Saturday mornings.

“For years, I’ve driven past Emerg-A-Care, admiring the airplane propellers over the entrance without thinking about what takes place inside. I’ve since talked with several churchgoers about this. They said they agreed with OSA’s pro-life stance but didn’t agree with the delivery of the group’s message, because it wasn’t a loving-enough approach.

“The Bible says an open rebuke is better than hidden love. Isaiah 58: 1 says, ‘Show my people their sins.’ Abortion is horrific, and showing graphic pictures humanizes it.

“A major turning point in the civil rights battle was the murder and open-casket funeral of 14-year-old Emmett Till. Tens of thousands of people filed past Emmett’s body to see the horrors of segregation. As the brutal photos circulated around the country and television coverage of police violence against peaceful protesters in Birmingham made its way into America’s living rooms, we decided we weren’t going to tolerate it anymore.

“OSA’s protesting strategy has led to hundreds of abortion clinics being shut down around the country. They save thousands of unborn children’s lives, each year. In Wichita Kan., the hometown of many of the protesters, all three abortion clinics have been shut down. The graphic pictures are effective in changing minds. My family and I stood for several hours with the protesters, and, let me tell you, it was uncomfortable. I haven’t been flipped off or threatened like that before, but standing up for those who don’t have a voice is worth it.

“To the Christians and churchgoers in this community, don’t be afraid to stand up for what you know is right, even if it puts you in an uncomfortable spot among your peers.”

Jeremy Aughenbaugh
Jackson [Wyoming]

Jackson Hole News & Guide
Wednesday
June 1, 2011

Jackson, Wyoming
Groves and High Places:  Child Sacrifices in the Bible

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Strong’s Concordance–King James Version

Genesis 1: 28: “And God 430 blessed 1288 them, and God 430 said 559unto them, Be fruitful 6509, and multiply 7235, and replenish 4390 the earth 776, and subdue it 3533: and have dominion 7287 over the fish1710 of the sea 3220, and over the fowl 5775 of the air 8064, and over every living thing 2416 that moveth 7430 upon the earth 776.”

Subdue transliteration: kabash (Hebrew–pronounced “ka-vash”) verb

1) to subject, subdue, force, keep under, bring into bondage
a) (Qal)
1) to bring into bondage, make subservient
2) to subdue, force, violate
3) to subdue, dominate, tread down
b) (Niphal) to be subdued
c) (Piel) to subdue

d) (Hiphil) to bring into bondage

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The Lord wants mankind to SUBDUE (kabash) the earth, NOT worship the earth. Mankind has DOMINION over the earth. Mankind worships the Creator, NOT the creation.

It’s the Women, Not the Men!

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Jackson Hole Landslide
By Jeremy Augenbaugh
28 April 2014

Lately, there have been some very interesting events unfolding in Jackson, Wyoming. As some
of you may know, there has been a slow and steady landslide creeping down a butte in downtown Jackson
along its busiest street for several weeks. As there is shifting in the ground that results in a landslide, I
also believe there has been a spiritual shifting over the past several years that continues to leave this small
resort community forever changed.

Before 2011, the town Jackson had been harboring Wyoming’s only abortionist with little to no
objection from the community. Local pastors would occasionally visit Dr. Brent Blue to encourage him
to stop performing abortions but to no avail. There were the annual pro-life banquets and candlelight
vigils in the town square. For the most part, those efforts went unnoticed. Pro-life ministry in Jackson,
Wyoming was forever changed with the arrival of Operation Save America (OSA) in May, 2011. Jackson
had never before had been confronted with the sin of abortion in such a public and powerful way. This
message from gentle Christians laying their lives and reputations down to rescue their unborn neighbors
was soundly rejected not only by the majority of Jackson’s citizens and political leaders, but also by the
church. I noticed things beginning to shift soon after.

Not long after OSA’s 2011 visit, an electrical transformer spontaneously combusted near the
Teton Science School, sending fire racing up a butte just outside town limits. It burned for several hours
before firefighters were able to extinguish it. In May 2012, OSA and Missionaries to the Preborn came to
plead with the town of Jackson to end the sin of abortion. Again, the message was rejected with even
more intensity. Several months later, a major wild fire broke out south of town, this time threatening the
town itself. It was caused by a resident burning trash in a backyard barrel before darting up the
mountainside in a flash.

The smoke appeared so thick that it looked like a mushroom cloud. The air quality in and around
Jackson became poor due to the smoke. For some residents, this caused respiratory issues. Residents in
the east side of Jackson were put on high alert for an evacuation notice if the fire came any closer to town.
Air tankers, helicopters and over 600 firefighters were brought in to subdue the blaze. The fire would go
on to burn nearly five square miles of national forest around Jackson and cost nine million dollars to fight.
Though it’s not uncommon for fires to occur in this area, a fire of this magnitude threatening the town of
Jackson like this one did is truly historic.

There is now a landslide in the town of Jackson adjacent to Powderhorn Plaza, where Abortionist
& family practitioner Dr. Brent Blue currently operates. The slide began rapidly moving at the beginning
of April, splitting a house at the top of the hill in two making it national news. This has resulted in an
entire neighborhood being evacuated leaving residents displaced. Businesses near the slide have been
closed, and there has been the threat of underground water pipes bursting that would rapidly flood the
area and leave about a third of the town without water. $750,000.00 has been allocated towards the slide
by local officials, straining the town’s budget. The Jackson Town Manager said the budget will be
affected by the slide for the next two fiscal years. Though the slide has slowed, it is still moving. No one
yet knows when or where it will stop. The Governor of Wyoming is planning on inspecting the damage
for himself. Thankfully, no one has been hurt.

The cliff itself has been moving slowly for years due to the increased development of the area.
Jackson residents have been trying to find the culprits responsible for triggering the recent slide. Some
think it’s the businesses or developers that dug into the hill side, some believe it’s the planning engineers,
and some have shifted the blame to town and county officials who have issued permits for development.
While earth movement and urban development are the usual suspects here, there is an additional factor
that should be considered.

I believe the timing of the hillside breaking apart is significant just as with the timing of the two
Jackson area fires mentioned earlier. For the first eleven years that I lived here, these things just didn’t
happen in Jackson. Now, it seems disasters like these are becoming more common place. We live in a
cause and effect world; not only physically but spiritually. The root of these disasters can be traced to
man-made causes but they have all occurred after the rejection of repeated public pleas from Christians to
end the practice of child murder in the name of reproductive choice in Jackson. Could this be a coincidence?
Is God trying to get our attention? The bible says in Leviticus 18:21 “And thou shalt not let
any of thy seed pass through to the fire of Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am
the Lord.” It continues in verses 24-25 saying, “Defile not you yourselves in any of these things: for
which in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you. And the land is defiled: therefore I
do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.” There is a direct
connection in Leviticus chapter 18 between the defilement of the land and the abomination of child
sacrifice. We have allowed the killing of unborn children in this community for decades. The landslide
we’re now seeing is literally pushing people out from across the street where the abortionist’s office is
located. I believe we are more vulnerable now than ever before.

As a community, we all share responsibility for this injustice, including me. I knew abortion was
taking place in my community for over ten years without making much of a peep. By my silence, I had
been an accessory to this injustice. Most of us, if not all of us, know that abortion is taking place right
under our noses. None of us can plead ignorance. We will all have to give an account for what we have
or haven’t tolerated within our community. Though I believe we are currently on a collision course with
God’s judgment, there’s still hope. 2 Chronicles 7:14 states, “If my people, which are called by my name,
shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear
from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” This is a wonderful promise but it has
conditions; we must first repent. Without repentance we cannot be healed. It is my hope and prayer that
we repent and turn from the sin of abortion sooner than later. Our future depends on it.

Jackson Hole Landslide (OSA)
The Original Enviro-Nazis

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“I must add… my gratitude to you for the attention with which you have listened to me, for, from my numerous observations, our Liberals are never capable of letting anyone else have a conviction of his own without at once meeting their opponent with abuse or even something worse.”

–Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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