Eternal Life Through Jesus Christ (by Nolan Guilbeau)

April 10, 2011

by Nolan Guilbeau Published in The (Opelousas, Louisiana) Daily World
℅ Shawn Brasseaux

Nearly 2,000 years ago, two men found guilty of their crimes were crucified on each side of the Son of God, Jesus Christ the Savior. The written word of God, the Bible, records that one of these men mocked, cursed and railed against the Lord for not removing them from their physical sufferings and imminent death. Paraphrasing, the other replied, “You should fear God, seeing we are in the condemnation, for we indeed justly deserve this punishment for our deeds, but this one called Jesus has done nothing wrong.”

This one malefactor recognized and acknowledged Jesus as Savior, asking to be remembered. Jesus replied, “Verily I say unto thee, To-day, shalt thou be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43). It’s obvious through their conversation this man’s forgiveness, salvation and unimpeded entry into paradise wasn’t dependent on membership to any earthly church organizations, rituals or ceremonies.

Secondly, he didn’t attempt pleading his own merits of any good deeds that might outweigh the bad for forgiveness of sins and his salvation. According to Scripture, immediately upon dying he was given assurance, in this present life, of forever being in the presence of Jesus.

Therefore, this one man exemplifies biblical doctrine of forgiveness and salvation, how one is made acceptable before God to receive eternal life. When God’s conditions are met through simple believing faith, trusting, relying upon Christ’s completed work of redemption on the cross at Calvary, proves to be all-sufficient to an inheritance of eternal life with Christ (Romans 4:16, 22).

That’s the message for all mankind to believe if eternal life with Christ is to be attained.

Due to Christ’s “unchangeable priesthood,” “he is able to save them to the uttermost that come to God by him [Christ], seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:24-25).

The Vatican Should Respect United States’ Sovereignty (by Nolan Guilbeau)

November 12, 2010

by Nolan Guilbeau Published in The (Opelousas, Louisiana) Daily World
℅ Shawn Brasseaux

There’s disturbing information revealed when scrutinizing the activity of participation by the U. S. Conference of Bishops on issues of illegal immigration and reception of U. S. dollars from the Treasury for their budget. Should any tax-exempt religious entity profit at the expense of the taxpayers? United States statutes define Catholic organizations in America as “foreign principals”.

The Vatican is an independent nation. Its different group activities in America are classified as partnerships, associations, corporations and organizations. The laws of a foreign country solely organize these combinations inside the United States. Individuals engaged in activities for the interests of such “foreign principals” are defined as “agents.” They are employees, representatives, servants, acting at the order, request, direction and control of a “sovereign nation.” (22 USC Sec. 611C)

Many Roman Catholic Church agents are involved in defying U. S. immigration statutes advocating amnesty and open borders for all illegal immigrants with a slogan seldom heard in the media, “Make America Catholic.” Illegal immigration is a serious issue causing enormous instability in portions of our society and perhaps aiding and abetting a criminal invasion of America jeopardizing our security. These rebellious agents of the Vatican repeatedly disrespect our sovereignty!

United States is On the Road to Tyranny (by Nolan Guilbeau)

October 29, 2010

by Nolan Guilbeau Published in The (Opelousas, Louisiana) Daily World
℅ Shawn Brasseaux

The proverbial flies in the ointment are visible to many, beginning with an unpopular out-of-control Congress with a dismal approval record following the dictates of a radical government administration. Future generations have been mortgaged to the hilt in national debt. Is this debacle incompetence, ignorance or intentionally planned?

Most Americans are unaware scores of U. S. House of Representative members are identified ‘socialists or sympathizers’ in organized assemblies within this body. Having a common ideology, socialization of America accelerates through their combined efforts. Beware, according to V. I. Lenin, “the goal of socialism is communism.”

Stigmatized by the label “socialist,” most have renamed their organizations “progressives.” The House is divided in four socialist groups, the Progressive Democrats of America, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, formerly chaired by Nancy Pelosi, the Congressional Black Caucus and Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Their own records numbered House congressional members having DSA membership in 1999 of more than 70 in that branch of Congress alone. After being exposed by Washington newspapers, DSA since has scrubbed their list of members. They candidly admit sharing operations with the other “progressive caucuses of Congress” now numbering more than 100 members. Their agendas/goals are clearly stated in advancing socialism in America.

Of the 20 standing committees in the House, 11 of which are chaired by congressmen of these different socialist assemblies. Reliable news media outlets recently retrieved this information from archives and have posted it on the internet. Viewing our leaders actions/attitudes we can conclude there is an “entrenched nest” of influential officials whose fealty is disconnected from America’s values. They continue to thrash our U.S. Constitution, slowly dismantling, making null and void our system of laws by which we are governed, and transforming it to a dictatorship. God help us!

The Path to Apostate Christendom (by Nolan Guilbeau)

October 10, 2010

Nolan Guilbeau Published in The (Opelousas, Louisiana) Daily World
℅ Shawn Brasseaux

Part I
[10 October 2010]

The great Apostle Paul wrote in one of his epistles there would be perilous times in the last days prior to the Second Advent of Jesus Christ (II Timothy chapters 3 & 4). Having observed world conditions through the many past years, one has to readily concede that unimaginable evil events have and are presently occurring on a grand scale to the bewilderment and consternation of many. What a legacy for the history of mankind! It’s the legacy of an out of control secular world system which according to the Holy Scriptures is ruled by the god of this world, Satan himself. (II Corinthians 4:4) “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel OF CHRIST, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

In this same epistle of second Timothy almost 2000 years ago, Paul addresses his disciple Timothy and the world today as well, on the subject of the CHURCH, the BODY of CHRIST, which is applicable to today’s genuine Christians. He issues grave warnings of evil men and seducers becoming worse and worse in time, deceiving and being deceived. The time would come to pass when even professing Christians would not endure sound Biblical doctrine or instruction. In effect, after their own lusts and with itching ears they would seek for themselves teachers that would preach and teach the things they want to hear and turn away from the truth of the Holy Scriptures. In light of this and other comparative Scripture, and considering the present world demeanor, it’s indicative that this present generation is likely experiencing the turmoil, the spiritual aberrations and decay that which Paul was reflecting upon, as the final fulfilling of his revealed prophecies become reality before the world.

It’s rather amazing how people get attracted and drawn into newly organized religious movements unaware or indifferent of the pathway which is being chartered for them as they participate in the various inter-denominational activities. Careful observation of the participants and their activities usually reveal a departure from Scriptural doctrines/principles and in the direction of world ECUMENISM! It is unacceptable to the Lord for a genuine Christian to be participating in any organized fashion of fellowshipping and worship with those who promote another gospel. Scripture itself teaches that those who teach another or counterfeit gospel are not of the same body, faith, and spirit of the genuine Christian faith!

God’s grace is the basis for man’s salvation and eternal life with the Lord, and faith and faith alone in Christ is the means of that salvation. Any other gospel, other than the gospel of Christ of the Scriptures, is according to the apostle Paul, accursed (Galatians 1:8-9). “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” “For many corrupt THE WORD OF GOD” (II Corinthians 2:17). Therefore, genuine Christians subscribing and trusting the core doctrines of Christianity of the Scriptures for their salvation are commanded to “COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM and BE YE SEPARATE, and touch not the unclean, and I will receive you,” says the God of the Scriptures (II Corinthians 6:17). “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are LOST,” says Paul (II Corinthians 4:3).

Part II

The Scripture speaks of seven “unities” which are to be kept by genuine Christian believers (Ephesians 4:4-6). They are the unity of One Body, One Spirit, One Hope, One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, and One God and Father. These seven provide the basis for any kind of spiritual unity with other religious entities. For the true Christian there can be no spiritual unity in fellowship or worship among individuals or religious entities that do not have core Biblical truths as a foundation for their doctrines. Without core Biblical foundation for their doctrines and especially those doctrines involving man’s salvation, one has to seriously conclude that their theology is to be regarded as flawed and dangerously in error in light of Scripture. Furthermore, it has to be regarded as a perverted or spurious gospel, since it is not the genuine gospel of Jesus Christ of the Scriptures.

Bearing this in mind then, there can be no legitimate claim from any religious body that does not have a Biblical foundation for their doctrines, a claim of UNITY of the Spirit with the true body of Christ? Of course not, there can be no spiritual unity—it’s absolutely impossible! The great apostle Paul writes, “Now I beseech you brethren, (true Christians) by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that ye all speak the same things, and that there be no division among you, but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment” (I Corinthians 1:10).

Worldly religious entities which endorse and promote ecumenism may be sincere in their efforts to unite all religious denominations for the good, but this does not stand the test and correctness of the light of Scripture. For Scripture speaks explicitly of the end times of all religious denominations joined together as a ONE WORLD APOSTATE CHURCH (Revelation chapters 17 & 18) called the “Mother of Harlots.” Participation in this system of ecumenism becomes problematic for the genuine Christian for it subjects his Biblical doctrines to compromise diluting the values of the true body of Christ and the Christian faith. Christians should have no part in this Ecumenical movement; it provides an avenue of entrance for the seeds of the one world apostate church. According to Scripture, it’s the beginning of the end and is one of the final steps in apostasy in Christendom.

Unfortunately, there are pastors in pulpits across this land and the world who have openly declared support, financial and otherwise, to an ecumenical oriented movement an appendage of the older ecumenical movement of the 1960s. God has charged His pastors primarily to the duties of perfecting the believers in the local church assembly. That is help guide, equip, and build up believers to mature in God’s Word, the Bible (Ephesians 4:12-13) to come to unity in the Faith. Genuine Christians have a responsibility to expose and pray for those who would pervert the gospel and who refuse the witness of the Scripture alone, for salvation. A responsibility to expose and pray for those who continually accept and value the traditions of humanistic ideologies as anything spiritual, so they might come to the knowledge of the truths of the saving faith of Scripture. Christians are not to be tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine (Ephesians 4:14), but to discern deception by those who willfully or in sincere ignorance lead many astray of sound Biblical doctrine that leads to salvation and eternal life with Christ.

Hidden Enemies Look to Destroy Us Americans (by Nolan Guilbeau)

August 15, 2010

by Nolan Guilbeau Published in The (Opelousas, Louisiana) Daily World
℅ Shawn Brasseaux

America stands as a shining beacon globally. It’s the last bastion of hope for preserving mankind’s freedoms. Invisible forces of the spirit of antichrist have successfully attacked and are slowly destroying the foundations of the Judeo-Christian heritage we so proudly proclaim. Our civic duty is to be “vigilant watchman” over our nation, rightfully exposing evil and evil agendas threatening its citizens.

In these latter times of history having many signs warning of impending dangers, we the people have become complacent, sometimes being silenced by persistent ridicule, intimidation, fear, despair, indifference etc., allowing sinister plots in our midst to prevail in their dastardly deeds. Let the following quotes be an encouragement to strengthen our resolve against tyranny, secular or religious.

“This country with its institutions belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of existing government, they can exercise their Constitutional right of amending it or their REVOLUTIONARY right to dismember or ‘OVERTHROW’ it. Those who would give up essential liberties to acquire a little temporary safety deserves neither liberty nor safety.” Presently there are two identifiable MONSTERS threatening global freedoms with prophetic implications, the establishing of a One World Religion and One World Government.

Ecumenism is escalating worldwide with success in its goals to unite all church bodies under the control and leadership of Rome’s religious hierarchy. It’s now calling for a “World Political Authority with teeth,” regulated by ‘international law’ enforcing compliance. In July 2009, the Roman church potentate issued an encyclical letter titled Caritas in Veritate. Portions of the letter disclose his appeal for this ‘authority’ to be implemented for the purpose of managing a ‘global government’ supervised by a ‘reformed’ United Nations. Its exclusive purpose is to exercise control over ALL earthly governments, economics, environmental, disarmament and ‘REDISTRIBUTION’ of the wealth.

Evidently this Roman potentate has become a prime promoter of Socialist/communist ideology. The Vatican is posturing for control of nations using the guise of social issues and as a distraction from its own moral decadence. These are similar policies and aims of our present national government, plotting to further circumvent our Constitution and our freedoms!!

Where are our defenders of liberties? Speak out America, mark the hate-mongers who work to destroy our foundational values and disrespect our sovereignty!!

Church and State Not So ‘Separate’ (by Nolan Guilbeau)

July 9, 2010

by Nolan Guilbeau Published in The (Opelousas, Louisiana) Daily World
℅ Shawn Brasseaux

Half a century ago a young aspiring, now world-renowned, evangelist gave the following warning: “The three most dangerous forces in the world are Communism, Islam, and Roman Catholicism.” Voluminous historical evidence prior and since largely substantiates this statement. Authorities have recently disclosed the operation of suspected Russian communist spy rings in America engaged in grave acts with intentions to harm and undermine our nation’s sovereignty.

Communism is an evil, ungodly ideology of force enslaving, conquering, denying all people of their inalienable God-given freedoms. This recent report is further proof worldwide communism continues to exist and function contrary to reports following the collapse of the Iron Curtain in Europe in 1989. Announcing their demise was merely propaganda, a lie to deceive the world. Currently scattered all over the globe, large numbers of Muslims are propagandizing and waging war by force of arms endeavoring to establish Islamic rule/control by Sharia law with the U. S. a target. History reveals this entity has a completely failed record regarding human rights and freedom.

Roman Catholicism’s hierarchy is presently at the helm steering global ecumenism in efforts to unite ALL church bodies under their exclusive control and leadership. Documented historical facts reveal this institution isn’t exactly a friend of human rights and personal freedoms.

Nevertheless, modern Catholic writers praise their actions of the Middle Ages, even defending the atrocities and cruelties perpetuated on millions of innocent victims. They maintain the Roman Potentate possesses the primacy over ALL governments with absolute power to legislate, judge, punish any resisting the collar of oppression/bondage of Rome. Unlike the Middle Ages they lack enforcement power by marauding thugs and murderers of the Crusades. Her rights are continually defended asserting her government and conduct have never changed. (History of the Catholic Church, Gustavus, page 155).

Free thought, free speech, free press, etc., cherished in America are opposed to every point advocating the “combination of church and state with the church having the primacy.” This is totally contrary to Article I of America’s Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution. A common thread identifiable in these entitles is despotic ambitions with goals to dominate the world!! “Evil men understand NOT judgment [justice]” (Proverbs 28:5).

United States Government Guilty of Usurping Power (by Nolan Guilbeau)

March 4, 2010

by Nolan Guilbeau Published in The (Opelousas, Louisiana) Daily World
℅ Shawn Brasseaux

Our national government isn’t the ‘giver’ of the freedoms enumerated in the U. S. Constitution to “we the people.” Rather, every person has these inalienable rights granted by the one sovereign God, our Creator.

Governments are ordained of God and charged as ‘custodians’ protecting the rights of its citizens. In recent times there have been unparalleled alarming signs of government further attempting to usurp power to “transform” America. Present leaders of our nation have made statements of their intentions towards goals to fundamentally change America governmentally, further undermining the U. S. Constitution. These changes would radically alter our form of government, including its economic capitalist system.

Here are four disturbing statements cited among many which rightfully raises ‘red flags’ of caution for every American:

  1. Our national leader is “forming a coalition of powers to bring about the redistributing of the wealth.”
  2. One of the president’s close advisers praises the philosophy of communist Mao Tse Tung, the butcher of innocent millions, whose writings she “esteems and consults.”
  3. Big union boss endorsing the present administration’s socialist agendas states, “We will use the power of persuasion to meet those ends, and if that fails we will use the persuasion of power.” That sounds very confrontational! It could explain why decades ago, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover warned Americans stating, “Thousands in America are working to subvert this nation. Marxists have never forgotten that ‘violence’ WILL BE an inevitable accompaniment of the collapse of capitalism and the birth of a socialist society.”
  4. Another who has the president’s ear states, “We sort of agree with Mao that power best comes from the barrel of the gun.”

To achieve their goals their statements appear to suggest initiating an armed confrontation against their opposition, the American citizens, or provoking a call to arms. The commonality in these statements reflects an affinity to socialist/communist ideology. Every American is to be encouraged and urged to stand against these dangers that could eventually destroy this nation and ‘transform’ it into a totalitarian state, resulting in the loss of precious freedoms and lives!

Beware of False, Flawed Theology (by Nolan Guilbeau)

February 25, 2010

by Nolan Guilbeau Published in The (Opelousas, Louisiana) Daily World
℅ Shawn Brasseaux

Early American history reflects consensus by our founding fathers in defining, writing, administering the body of laws of the U. S. Constitution in governing ‘we the people.’ Agreement was largely because of their heritage and practice of Judeo-Christian values set forth in the Bible. Likewise, the established church espoused the unwavering truth of the gospel. This was the binding factor bringing together God-reverencing leaders with the populace to exalt and worship the Lord Jesus Christ of the Scriptures.

Today, observing the abundance of church denominations including some mega-churches, draw/entice followers with a mixture of professing diverse creeds to entertainment, sensationalism and the assured promise of prosperity. Many follow the drumbeat of this blasphemous ecumenism led by the World Council of Churches and Roman Catholicism.

Unfortunately some carrying the label of ‘evangelical’ with roots in the Reformation are now willing participants in this heretical/apostate movement, ultimately leading the world community closer to a one world church prophesied in Scripture. Most of them preach an ear-tickling social gospel dancing in concert to the music of ecumenism. Their flawed theology and philosophy resounds, “It doesn’t matter what you believe doctrinally, come dine, waltz with the assembly in brotherhood of L-O-V-E.” They partake of the strong delusional wine of ecumenism boasting of spiritual maturity ‘tolerance,’ drunk with notoriety before the world community. Rather, they’re spiritually blinded to a “tolerance of error” departing from Scriptural doctrines, to another gospel, leading to the destruction of many. The apostle Paul begs Christians to be “like minded” in unity with the Gospel of the Grace of God, for Christ is not divided (I Corinthians 1:10, 13).

This activity cannot be rightfully labeled Christian worship since much of the associated practices incorporate the compromising of sound Biblical doctrines. It’s an unholy alliance/union with the spirit of antichrist, a symbol of opposition to God’s kingdom representing oppression and captivity.

English preacher C. H. Spurgeon stated, “We (Christians) must fight the Lord’s battles against great errors. Fight the Lord’s battles even though it is an error that is in the Evangelical church, we must smite it.”

Mardi Gras – Whom Shall We Serve? (by Nolan Guilbeau)

February 2, 2010

by Nolan Guilbeau Published in The (Opelousas, Louisiana) Daily World
℅ Shawn Brasseaux

Many have misconceptions about the reality of good versus evil; that good and evil can co-exist without conflict or consequence. Apparently the masses have become so desensitized to intemperance, unleashing waves of unwholesome practices and activities permeating society and creating conditions to spiritual, moral meltdowns. The ungodly philosophy of existentialism—“if it feels good, do it”—flourishes in our modern world. Today’s standards intimidate Christians to be of this same mindset, to condone that which denigrates God’s dignity.

Case in point is the celebration of Mardi Gras. It has religious roots with its origins in Latin, Greek pagan rituals and Rome as Lupercalia for the fertility pagan god Luperus. It was “christianized,” sanctioned by the Roman church, and renamed Lent. Official Roman Catholic publication, Externals of the Catholic Church, states on page 156, “It is interesting to note how often ‘our’ church has availed herself of practices which were in common use among pagans.” “Writers of the fourth century were prone to describe many practices (i.e. The Lenten Fast of Forty Days) as Apostolic institutions which certainly had no claim to be so regarded” (Catholic Encyclopedia, III, page 484 & Externals of the Catholic Church, page 141). There was no such thing as “Lent” in the New Testament Church!

Amazingly many of the media sources are in the forefront with widespread support portraying this event as glorious. Promoting celebrations invoking imaginary characters, giving honorable status to Greek/Roman mythological false gods such as Bacchus, Dionysus, with a philosophy symbolizing drunkenness, revelry, debauchery, wine and orgies, as well as Hephaestus god of fire, Venus, Zeus, Jupiter and others, as deity and royalty is offensive to Christians.

Much of the media acclaims this garbage newsworthy and presents it with the deceptive pretense of a celebration of worth. What redeeming value does this spectacle contribute to society? Its origin is the spirit of antichrist carrying a sordid image. Mardi Gras isn’t an event for Christians. What travesty to continue degrading societal values for fun, excitement and that filthy lucre. Responsibility for boundaries of human behavior and values has collapsed.

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil, who put darkness for light, who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20).

Trouble is Afoot in the United States (by Nolan Guilbeau)

October 21, 2009

by Nolan Guilbeau Published in The (Opelousas, Louisiana) Daily World
℅ Shawn Brasseaux

Maintaining a free unbiased press is one of the cornerstones of our democracy. There’s abundant evidence that mainstream media (MSM) rejects fairness in journalistic duties. Consequently, Judeo-Christian principles of the founding Fathers and the U. S. Constitution are trampled upon, thus altering the manner America governs itself.

For decades media engaged in self-agendas fraternizing the ranks of the powerful, wealthy and influential representing the ambitions of special interest groups and government. They practice what they do best—reporting with predictable inaccuracies which is their crowned jewel as well as purposely ignoring many relevant news events.

The developing controversies surrounding the President’s avowed communist adviser, the ACORN scandal and patriots exercising their right in a protest march on Washington, the MSM remained completely silent for many days before offering a token report on these issues. Thanks to conservative news networks for informing the public with accessible undeniable documented facts that were absolutely newsworthy. Where were mainstream media journalists for these developing historical events?

The bias, stonewalling and apparent complicity of suppressing important news are unmistakably obvious, speaking volumes to the public, even to one without journalistic savvy. Americans continue to be buffeted with media propaganda intended to distort and conceal truth on issues. Liberal media agendas and the media’s partnership with big government, a union for disaster, provide a treacherous path to ‘transform’ America to a socialistic/communistic society.

Take heed, the highest official in position of governmental powers has made clear the socialist plans for this nation by stating, “The coalition of powers to bring about redistributing of wealth,” which is a Marxist doctrine. Thomas Jefferson’s warning is worth repeating, “The democracy will CEASE to exist when you take from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

Big government has a partner, mainstream media, to do its bidding for the purpose of ‘controlling’ we the people. Quoting communist Lenin, “A lie told often enough becomes truth.” Mainstream media and government have successfully won the grand prize, “A vote of complete no confidence,” as reflected by current ratings. The many unscrupulous tactics used in journalism are UN-AMERICAN and totally disingenuous! Americans, speak out now!!