Lesson (vol.35)
Judas! ... Betrayal of Christianity



Webster's dictionary has an interesting definition that well describes what the world is now seeing in the demographics of the coming wars.

Parvenu :

one that has recently or suddenly risen to an unaccustomed position of wealth or power and has not yet gained the prestige, dignity, or manner associated with it.

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law..."(Gal 5:22-23)

The above describes the result of someone who is submitted to the spirit of God and not some other influence. At present time, do the warmongers embody any of these ? Now if they do not embody the manifestations of the spirit of God, then it goes without saying that their actions are therefore not of God either. Just claiming to be "Christian" or "born again", as is the claim by certain individuals, does not automatically make it so. The claim without the actions to accompany it is a lie ! and endangers all honest Christians everywhere by association.

Just remember that just giving yourself a title does not automatically describe your innermost being. Judas Iscariot was "called" a disciple of Christ, although that did not change the fact that he was a two-faced, lying, traitorous, mercenary, murder-conspirator. The warmongers, those who promote and perpetuate war, are no more Christian than Judas Iscariot was a disciple !

In the words of Christ;

"Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." (Mt 7:20)

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." (Mt 5:9)

"But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, " (Lk 6:27)

" Love your enemies ", not " bomb and maim his children ". Now that is the true spirit and attitude of a Christian. A claim to the title of "Christian" comes with commensurate responsibility to act like a Christian ! The Apostle James wrote; " For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also." (James 2:26) You have to put actions to your claim if you want to wear the crown of being called Christian.

You cannot claim to be a follower of Christ, for that is what the word "disciple" means, and then go about behaving completely contrary to the teachings of the One you claim to follow; that just plain makes you a two-faced, liar, like Judas, who pretended to be a disciple in name only and when the time was right showed his true greedy face by selling out the One who taught love, peace and tolerance toward others.

In the 5th chapter of the book of the prophet Daniel we see king Belshazzar, ruler of the Babylonian empire, inherited from his father Nebuchadnezzar who had turned to belief in God through many experiences and installed a righteous kingdom, change the empire into one that did away with God, and it is then that an apparition happened; the now-famous "handwritting on the wall", where a hand appeared and wrote " Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin. " (Da 5:25) Daniel, God's prophet interpreted this for the heathen king; " God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. " (Da 5:26-27)

" You have been weighed in the balance" (that perfect balance of the word of God) " and found wanting ". The warmongers are morally depraved ! Webster's describes depraved thus, " : marked by corruption or evil ". The warmongers, along with their "friends" would do well to heed the words of the prophet, as history has already shown us that great nations and world empires have been brought to desolation for defiance of God's laws of justice and equity.

Remember : If it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck and quacks .... it ain't an Ostrich !

" And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him... ." (1Kings 18:21).


May God bless you with His Love, Peace and Truth.



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