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Today’s Baal Worshipers   8 comments

Today’s Baal Worshipers
December 19, 2008
By Matt Barber

“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.]


Today’s Baal Worshipers–WorldNetDaily
Psychologists finally acknowledge ‘moral injuries’

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
June 1, 2011

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


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


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!


“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


“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

Jacksonites, Yours is a Bloody City   18 comments

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Jackson, Wyoming

Letter to the Editor
Jackson Hole News & Guide
Jackson, Wyoming
May, 2012

By Mark Holick

“To the Presbyterian Church and Paul Hayden:  you said you have ‘adamantly pro-life’ and ‘adamantly pro-choice’ people in your church, this is an abomination. What Bible are you preaching from? Does the sixth Commandment mean anything to you? The ‘diversity’ you spoke of is a euphemism for:  we accept sin, even those who support the shedding of innocent blood. I urge you to repent. Woe to them who call evil good and good evil (Is. 5:12). You and your church are not pro-life in any sense. Stop the hypocrisy. Be honest and tell everyone that you are a pro-abortion/murder church.

“To River Crossings and Mike Atkins:  you reject your pro-life brothers and sisters in the Lord (escorted out) and embrace practicers of witchcraft (invited in), your choice (and rejection) of friends is telling. How long has [Brent] Blue been murdering babies in your city that you are the leading pro-life elder of? You don’t like our ‘methods,’ you say you want to be the local leader, so what is your plan to save those babies who will have their little fingers, toes and eyes chopped off by Blue next week, in your city? Go ahead Mike, light another candle.

“To Community Bible Church and Don Landis:  you rejected us outright. And was elated to have your brother in the Lord cited. So what is your plan to end the killing in your city? What is your responsibility, Don? (Dt. 21:1-9, Pr. 24:11-12)

“To St. John’s Episcopal:  your support of the shedding of innocent blood and homosexuality is an abomination. You are not a Christian Church, you are an apostate church. Repentance is your only hope.

“To all those of the ‘civility, compassion, love campaign’:  you are pro-aborts, by another name. The shedding of innocent blood is acceptable with you. We felt your ‘civility, compassion, and love’ all week long with F words, vehicular assault attempts, vandalism, and the largest flock of birds we have seen in any city. Where is your civility, compassion, and love for your preborn neighbor? Your hypocritical civility, compassion, love means you support the murder of innocent children…with a smile.

“To the Jackson Police:  you deceived us…again. Some men keep their word, others do not. Your petty harassments on Sunday were tripe.

“To the Federal Government lackey who threatened us with FACE and hounded us all week while befriending a man who sheds blood for a buck:  you had no reason to be involved in any way with peaceful, law abiding, Christians ministering the gospel of Jesus. You sir, are a bully with a badge.

“To all law enforcement:  did you swear an oath to the Constitution or to codes and ordinances? And if you say both, then which takes precedence?

“To the Jackson Mayor and City council:  yours is a bloody city and your overt protection of the most violent man in the whole of Wyoming is on you, before the Lord God, His Name is Jesus, King of kings, who is the Great Judge of all the earth (Is. 11:4). May He have mercy on your eternal soul.

“To those who name the name of Christ Jesus and either attacked us or disassociated yourself from us:  you threw your unborn neighbors, who have fallen among thieves, under the bus (Lk. 10:29-37). …For so persecuted they the prophets which were before you (Mt. 5:12). If you are a true Christian, but simply a Nicodemus by night (Jn. 3:1-2), then it is time to come out of the stained glass cave, and boldly cry out against the evil of your city. Justice is every Christians calling from the Lord!

“To those who dislike our graphic signs:  we dislike them also. However, who is in the wrong, those who show the pictures or those who make the pictures? Shall we shoot the messenger? You did not like our ‘method,’ so tell us, what is your method to stop the killing of 100’s of little baby boys and girls, this year, next week, in your city? Or is the truth that, you just don’t care?”

–Pastor Mark E. Holick
Operation Save America


Prophetic Quote:

“I, John Brown am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood.”  [John Brown said nothing on the gallows, but handed a note containing these words to a guard. The outbreak of the Civil War in April, 1861 proved John Brown prophetic.]

John Brown was the “The meteor of the war,” as author Herman Melville called him. John Brown was an abolitionist, and a religious fanatic. Some say that John Brown is a martyr. Brown believed he was an instrument of God.

–from John Brown Quotes

John Brown (abolitionist)


Mural of John Brown

Jackson, Wyoming
America’s Greatest Sin:  ABORTION!
Woe the the Bloody City!–George Fox
Nevada man, anti-abortion group sue town of Jackson
National Abortion and the Great Awakening
TV star calls for children with Downs syndrome to be put down
The Terror of Hell
A Dream about the Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Wyoming
A Court Order
Jeremiah 18 & 19–Evil That Incurs a Holy God’s Judgment
Veronica West:  March a Month of Divine Demarcation
The Eruption of Mount Pelee, St. Pierre, Martinique, 1902
Mark Taylor’s Prophecy about Yellowstone Volcano
A Parable About Lukewarm, American Christianity
New York Deathscape


By Tim Shey

Brutal deathdance;
My eyes weep blood.
Pharisees smile like vipers,
They laugh and mock their venom:
Blind snakes leading
The deaf and dumb multitude.

Where are my friends?
The landscape is dry and desolate.
They have stretched my shredded body
On this humiliating tree.

The hands that healed
And the feet that brought good news
They have pierced
With their fierce hatred.

The man-made whip
That opened up my back
Preaches from a proper pulpit.
They sit in comfort:
That vacant-eyed congregation.
The respected, demon-possessed reverend
Forks his tongue
Scratching itchy ears
While Cain bludgeons
Abel into silence.

My flesh in tattered pieces
Clots red and cold and sticks
To the rough-hewn timber
That props up my limp, vertical carcase
Between heaven and earth.
My life drips and puddles
Below my feet,
As I gaze down dizzily
On merciless eyes and dagger teeth.

The chapter-and-versed wolves
Jeer and taunt me.
Their sheepwool clothing
Is stained black with the furious violence
Of their heart of stone.
They worship me in lip service,
But I confess,
I never knew them
(Though they are my creation).

My tongue tastes like ashes:
It sticks to the roof of my mouth.
I am so thirsty.
This famine is too much for me.
The bulls of Bashan have bled me white.
Papa, into your hands
I commend my Spirit.

February/March 1997
Iowa State University

Genesis 49: 10: “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.”