IF YE LOVE ME, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS
by Pastor Jeromy John Visser
Brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, many within the White Nationalist movement profess to be Christian but not all adhere to Christian Identity teachings. Several false prophets have crept in unaware (Jude 1:4) doing their best to sow discord by casting stumbling blocks at the feet of fledgling Christians. Sadly, their tactics have drawn many aside in frustration which eventually leads them to abandon the teachings of Christ altogether. This morning we'll examine the easiest way to spot such counterfeit brethren - their lack of obedience:
(If Ye Love Me:)
In scripture, John wrote that Jesus Christ tells His disciples; If ye love me, keep my commandments (John 14:15) and later reminds them; If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love (John 15:10). There's certainly much to be learned by these two statements. Starting off, if one claims to be a Christian and outright denies the Words of Christ he is devoid of His love and instead serves another gospel (Galatians 1:6) not the Messiah of the Bible.
We can also safely deduct that those who love Christ the most will also be the ones that strive to do straightforwardly as He orders. This encompasses the entire Gospel, not just the latter part of it - there's scripturally no such thing as a "New Testament Christian." Perhaps the most obvious thing that can learned from these statements is that Christ taught and kept the commandments of old. There's countless false prophets in the land teaching that Christ came against the "old ways" when in reality He spent the most time attacking Pharisees.
If we love Jesus Christ, the Alpha and Omega (Revelation 1:8-11, 21:6 & 22:13) and Creator of all things (Colossians 1:16) then we must do as He says in both Testaments. One would think this concept would be a no-brainer for Bible believing Christians but problems arise because every single church that exists claims to be "full gospel." For example, "women preachers" love to say they teach the whole Word of God but skip over Paul's prohibition of ladies handling the scriptures and usurping position over men (I Corinthians 14:34-35).
Play-actor "homosexual Christians" often claim to love Christ but deny His deity as Yahweh because He commands the death of all sodomites (Leviticus 20:13 & Romans 1:32). Furthermore, numerous followers of Christianity claim that God is love (I John 4:8) but also fail to understand that Yahweh is not "only love." He's omnipotent (Revelation 19:6) or universally sovereign which means that God is all things to all people and boundless in His abilities. Man is created in God's image thus he possesses the abilities to both love and hate.
(Keep My Commandments:)
The most popular charge not kept by imposters is Matthew 5:17-19; Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Like Christ stated in John 15:10; I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love it's the Christian's duty to follow His textbook example and do likewise. There is no getting around these verses by justifying lawlessness through His sacrifice - the Messiah teaches that until the end of time the smallest letter (nor part of that letter) shall be done away with. Surely you've heard such justifications before because countless "pulpit snakes" love to push the jewish myth that Christ died in order to give future Christians a license to sin.
Another point that can be noticed about Christ's statements is that they're made for the benefit of His disciples. As a word, the term disciple means "discipline" which is what all Christians should be striving to have. We're all called to be learners so we must work towards flawlessness not following defeatism by saying "nobody's perfect." Almost all evil in the world can be traced to the love of money (I Timothy 6:10) and the downfall of every man comes after he takes his eyes off the prize and walks outside God's grace (Proverbs 16:18).
There are numerous men within the movement that have lost their freedom due to their ungodly ways. Such "people" could have saved themselves considerable grief by simply submitting to the divine wisdom of Yahweh as opposed to following the depraved desires of their own heart. Christ says; I and my Father are one (John 10:30) thus He's not disconnected from Yahweh in any regard. We're to obey all of His commandments if we claim to love Him as God. This includes blacklisting those who teach dissimilar to historical Christian Identity.
My intention with this brief sermon is to equip Christians with some clear-cut guidelines that will aid them in identifying artificial instructors. For example, the term Christian Identity is derived by the adherent's ability to identify the true Sons of God and the false imposer tares that claim the title of "God's chosen." Jesus teaches us that; The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord (Matthew 10:24) thus those who fancy themselves wiser than the unembellished Word of God should be marked and rebuked.
If you haven't yet, be sure to familiarize yourself with The Morning Stars. Within this lengthy series there's tons of scriptural proof that Christianity has always taught there's literal angels (and demons) because this supports Christ's own teachings - for example, the parable of the tares and wheat (Matthew 13:24-43). These details should help others to understand that those who work against the scriptural truth of dual-seedline are helping to perpetuate the "jews are God's chosen" myth and help to keep others from entering the Kingdom.
Although there are ridiculous preterist teachings that have permeated our (once-united) movement the reality is that time is short because "end time prophecies" are being fulfilled swiftly. Remember that; Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God (Luke 4:4) and it's His precious Word that is our solitary weapon against Satan's fake dogmas (Hebrews 4:12). Never be reluctant to contact this outreach with your comments and questions. Pray for this ministry, one another and for the edification of the covenant people! Amen.
Sunday, January 13th, 2008 ]
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