This writing will serve you with the saving knowledge to debug the myths---and inspire you to keep your eyes fixed on the simplicity of Jesus and not the manmade dogma and deception of the world.
The problem here is that major institutions like the Roman Catholic Church and other religious organizations became "Big Business," and obviously the government needs to get their hands on these dollars to help fund its programs.
Obamacare and the HHS Mandate was upheld by the Supreme Court as a tax, and Babylon the Great is continuing to fall to the ways of the world. How much longer will the Roman Catholic Church be able to sustain before the kings of the earth make her desolate and exposed, cannibalized and burned with shame and destruction (Revelation 17:16)?
I. IT'S THE TRIBUTE AND COST OF DOING BUSINESS IN THE UNION
Regardless of any religious convictions by an entity operating as a business is the Federal law that requires enterprises to pay into the system. Romans 13 informs Christians to submit to the authority of the government.
I am personally against abortion, but Jesus said, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s” (Matthew 22:15-22). That equals taxes and employer Federal financial obligations such as the mandate to provide full insurance coverage in the workplace for employees (without trying to micro manage what the employee does or does not do with their health insurance). Moreover, I believe that given the AIDS epidemic and STDs, and the rise in infidelity, even married couples can benefit from using contraceptives as they work out marital problems dealing with unfaithfulness. As far as sterilization, I cannot speak from an educated point of view about when such a procedure may be necessary for a Christian to have this done for health risk reasons so they can continue to consummate the marital relationship (see 1 Corinthians 7:1-5).
In the case of the HHS anti-conscience mandate, there should not be a concern for the Roman Catholic Church or any other religion to provide coverage... After all, Christians who follow the word of God to the letter, will not choose to have a sterilization procedure or an abortion. Regardless, if the individual believer does have an abortion, that is between that person and God.
a. Where the Roman Catholic Church and Religion is Flawed
Where the Roman Catholic Church and other religions are flawed is in trying to control the individual believer and in the fact that they try to serve two masters—both God and mammon. Jesus Christ did not setup a government or kingdom here on earth. Moreover, Christ did not operate a business.
The HHS Mandate provides coverage for formal houses of worship. So instead of these religious institutions closing and stopping services to the poor, why don't they continue to financially assist people?
b. The Issue is over Big Business
There is another issue not being talked about as it relates to religious hospitals—and that is money and "Big Business"
The Masons/Shriners (Ancient Egyptian and Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine) and secular hospitals compete for market share of the healthcare industry. These businesses covet the exemptions that have been made for religious affiliated hospitals in the past. Moreover, insurance companies do not make as much money from religious affiliated businesses who do not buy their full coverages such as; employee insurance coverage for contraceptives, sterilization and abortion.
Let's Not Forget the Drug Companies
The drug companies have a vested interest to have religious organizations provide insurance coverage for contraceptives, which is Big Business. The White House Administration (no matter democrat or republican) always has post-election obligations to special-interest groups like drug companies who kick up large contributions from their coffers for their lobbyists to pay-to-play.
II. IT'S A POWER STRUGGLE FOR CONTROL OF THE MASSES
The whole HHS anti-concience mandate boils down to a power struggle between secular Big Business and those businesses that want to operate under the guise of religion—which are really about making money and taking advantage of tax exemptions. The government is closing the loopholes on religious businesses and going after their treasure chest to help finance the Union. Call Obamacare Socialism, or whatever, but Christianity is not a religion or political party concerned about running the governments of the world. Christianity is simply all about faith in God's grace for all who believe in Jesus Christ's sacrifice! Christianity is all about a personal relationship with God's Word—Jesus Christ and His written word.
a. Babylon the Great is Falling
It is time people realize that BABYLON THE GREAT IS FALLING from its position of power because it fornicated with the kings of the earth and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living.
Revelation 18:1-3 (ESV)
The Fall of Babylon
"18 After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was made bright with his glory. 2 And he called out with a mighty voice, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast. 3 For all nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living.”
b. Put the Scriptures into a Global Context
Putting the Scriptures into a global context will help you to understand how the once universal church strayed from Christ's teachings and example, and God's plan for restoring humanity and the Earth (read Revelation 9-22).
c. Christ is the only Head of the Universal Church
Jesus Christ is the ONLY head of the universal church (Ephesians 5:23) and Mediator that can reconcile God and mankind (1 John 2:5). Therefore despots need to allow individual believers in Christ to live their faith freely. God gives us all Free Will...He does not want robots and does not try to control us. God wants us to willingly follow His statutes.
d. Faith is Not Under Attack
Christians, Muslims, Jews and other religious people have civil liberties to practice their faith. Even if the governments of the world try to restrict the practice of religion and faith under Socialist, Democratic or Communist rule. The Hebrew people proved they could practice their religion under Babylonian captivity, and Richard Wurmbrand proved the same during WWII.
Richard Wurmbrand, author and founder of The Voice of the Martyrs, was not yet ordained when he began his ministry in Romania, under Nazi rule, during WWII. Wurmbrand was originally an atheist. After his conversion to Christianity, and his wife's conversion, he went onto evangelize to the Russians, who were under Communist rule.
Richard Wurmbrand stood up to Communism and its seduction towards the Church in Russia during World War II. Richard Wurmbrand wrote;
"The Communist convened a congress of all Christian bodies in our Parliament building. There were four thousand priests, pastors, and ministers of all denominations—and these men of God chose Joseph Stalin as honorary president of this congress. At the time he was president of the World Movement of the Godless and a mass murderer of Christians. One after another, bishops and pastors arose and declared that communism and Christianity are fundamentally the same and could coexist. One minister after another said words of praise toward communism and assured the new government of the loyalty of the Church" (Tortured for Christ...page 15).
Check out www.persecution.com, because the Roman Catholic Church has been doing the same thing they are complaining about to the U.S. Federal government. In Catholic run governments like Chiapas, Mexico, the Catholic government authorities there are aggressively over reaching into the lives and civil liberties of evangelical Christians who try to proclaim God's Word (the Holy Bible). The Traditionalist Catholic government has violently restricted evangelicals from sharing the Word of God on the radio and in person.
III. IT IS TIME FOR BELIEVERS TO COME OUT OF APOSTATE CHURCHES
It is time for believers in Christ to come out of apostate churches.
Leave the Lukewarm Church and please go to an evangelical church where you can hear and learn the Truth of God unadulterated and without religious myths and the Tradition(s) of men.
Revelation 18:4 (ESV) 4 Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues;
a. Don't Stop Going to Church
Get into a church where you can worship God and hear the Word of God unadulterated and not combined with manmade myths. God wants us to worship Him unrestricted and in the fellowship of other believers (Hebrews 10:24-25).
b. Why Religion is under Attack
The reason why we are seeing religion under attack is because Christ's church (His body of believers) has not been shepherded according to the Scriptures (see Ezekiel 34 and Jeremiah 23:11-18, 25-32). Instead apostate churches have sprung up all over and fulfilled the biblical prophecy of Revelation chapter 3 and the Lukewarm Church.
We are starting to see the early signs of the prophecy of Revelation 17 and 18—the Fall of Babylon the Great—the world's false religious and political system. Become part of the Underground Church, and spread the Truth of God's Word and the message that Jesus is the ONLY Savior of the world (John 3:16-18).
Galatians 1:4 (NLT)
"4 Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live." ...
Please accept Christ as your Lord and personal Savior today!
2 Peter 3:9 (ESV) 9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
c. More Information on Religion, Business and Politics
When Cotton was King and supplied the world with textiles, the Roman Catholic Church involved itself in the financial affairs of the American South. To read the letters between Pope Pius IX and then president Jefferson Davis of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, click here.
Please heed the warnings about apostate churches.
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STAND: THE APOSTASY: DON'T IGNORE THE WARNINGS!click here.
Traditionalist Catholics Persecute Evangelical Christians in Chiapas, Mexico. For more information, click here
Godspeed, love and peace be with you,
Brother Johnson, XU
Editor of www.xpknights.net