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!!

Americans Must Always Be Vigilant (by Nolan Guilbeau)

September 22, 2009

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

An 18th century philosopher stated, “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good to do nothing.” With these inspiring words in a conflicted world, hopefully my recent writings may motivate readers to investigate the alarming signs of our times.

Disregarding the growing upheaval in society and government is irresponsible. Our citizens can learn valuable lessons from documented historical facts to understand the dangers we’re facing. Bearing respected credentials, J. Edgar Hoover, former director of the FBI, and his investigative organization spent decades compiling vast records of compelling evidence, detailing incredulous criminal, treasonous activities planned against this nation by the evil forces of socialism/communism. Citizens should be attentive to warnings when presented with established ‘FACTS’ exposing hidden dangers. These perils continue multiplying in our midst with telltale signs. Beware, the strategy of these conspirators are laced with lies and deception.

Hoover issued a sobering statement “The Marxists have never forgotten that ‘violence’ is an ‘inevitable’ accompaniment to the collapse of capitalism on its full scale of the birth of a socialistic society.” It’s well known this enemy labors tirelessly, attempting to deny American citizens their Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, provided by the Second Amendment, for self-defense and repelling tyrants. Socialists also promote the philosophy of relinquishing the citizen’s individual rights for the common good, while the elitist’s plan is to remain in solitary ‘control’ over the lives of we the people.

Industries were recently nationalized, another socialistic/communistic signature. Other realities may soon follow; businesses liquidated, the police as we know disbanded and replaced by ‘civilian security forces’ to isolate/protect the State from the people. Free press muzzled, free speech forbidden, and radio, television, communications becoming property of the State and used for propaganda. Lawyers abolished, clergy made to accept the Communist party line that God doesn’t exist, etc. That’s totalitarianism!

Are any of America’s leaders seeking God’s wisdom for direction in solving our national problems? Our civic duty calls us to restore this nation and its trampled Constitution to its rightful owners, we the people! “The people who are not governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.”

Stand Up for American Freedom (by Nolan Guilbeau)

August 21, 2009

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

Troublesome times march throughout America. Turmoil and divisions of almost everything conceivable exist in the society and governments of our nation, further eroding morality and liberties. America is the last bastion of hope for preserving individual freedoms, being relentlessly attacked from the Trojan horse within its borders. In order to have a better understanding of this unfolding dilemma, it may be beneficial for we the people to examine wise statements, the warnings made by honorable men and leaders of former years.

President Abraham Lincoln stated, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. To stand in silence, when we should be protesting makes cowards of men. A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

America is severely divided and confused over issues due to the influence of unseen evil forces that attempt to further subvert our beloved nation. The wheels of godless ideologies of socialism/communism and other “isms” gather momentum. Where are the pillars in leadership of our generation, brave patriots like Patrick Henry who vociferously proclaimed, “Give me liberty or give me death?” The line in the sand doesn’t exist. One wonders whether we have become a nation of cowards! Where is mainstream media?

The very freedoms we enjoy are precious and costly. They were initially purchased with human blood on the battlefields by people of valor and integrity and KEPT by the same sacrifices throughout our history. How dare we take pause and permit these enemies to usurp and deny our inalienable rights from God our Creator. Where are the pastors?

Another pillar of our republic, Thomas Jefferson warned, “Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of people alone. We the people themselves are its only safe depositories. Where the people fear government, there is tyranny; where government fears the people, there is liberty. The democracy will CEASE to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” Socialism is alive and well. Khrushchev predicted the next stop is COMMUNISM. God forbid!!!

“He who ruleth over men MUST be just, ruling in the fear of the Lord” (II Samuel 23:3).

Dark Clouds Are Hovering Over America (by Nolan Guilbeau)

August 12, 2009

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

America, be reminded, enemy collaborators from within who threaten our way of governing and life in society continue to progress with goals to destroy this great nation. The disaster Americans face has long been cast, to transform a free society and republican form of government to one of godless communism. This isn’t America’s sole enemy! Why are so many citizens naïve to these “threats?” Many warnings were issued decades ago of this impending danger, the intent to subvert this nation. In the late 1950s America received on its soil a visitor peaking with venomous audacity, brazen statements concerning America’s future. It was unprecedented, insulting to all patriotic Americans then and now.

Nikita Krushchev, Soviet Communist boss, stated, “I can prophesy that your grandchildren in America will live under socialism. And please do not be afraid of that. Your grandchildren will not understand how their grandparents did not understand the progressive nature of a socialist society.

Again in 1959, this arrogant man’s message was blood chilling: “We cannot expect Americans to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving small doses of socialism until they suddenly awake to find they have communism.” Pounding his fist, he shouted, “We will bury you!” Only by God’s grace will the American people escape the tyranny of this ungodly ideology. Dictatorship is defined as “the power based directly upon ‘force’ and unrestricted by any laws.”

Lenin defined this system of rule as “ruthless.” History bears this out. The symbolic Iron Curtain fell in Europe in 1989, supposedly signaling the “end” of communism. Concerning the future, Khrushchev clamored, “These who expect us to abandon communism will have to wait until a shrimp learns to whistle.”

American values are being undermined while many sworn to uphold the same have deserted their loyalty oaths of defending our values and Constitution. Unfortunately, the younger generation has not been taught of these ongoing perils facing our nation. Mainstream media, an integral part of society, repeatedly fails, like government, to report activities warning of these evils. Why so?

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12).

Ignorance of God’s Word is a Major Mistake (by Nolan Guilbeau)

July 29, 2009

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

The Lord has given man the ability to reason. The apostle Paul appeals to his audiences, delivering the simple message of the gospel of Christ (II Corinthians 11:3) and “reasoning with them from the Scriptures” (Acts 17:2; Acts 18:4). Life experiences teach valuable lessons.

Apart from God’s enablement, it is impossible to reason with a “fool” because fools reject godly wisdom. They flaunt their earthly degrees, thinking they possess great knowledge (1 Corinthians 8:2), yet they are actually ignorant of God’s Word. They refuse the greatest message of all, the simple testimony of the Bible of salvation in Christ. “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:7). “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise” (Proverbs 12:15).

True Christians are not offended or agitated when they hear or read the Gospel of the Grace of God. As in times past, unbelievers continue to scoff, ridicule, blaspheme and willfully reject the only source and guide under God’s heaven which leads to eternal life: the Scriptures and the person of Christ. Instead, they love “spiritual darkness rather than light [Jesus Christ]” (John 3:19).

Contrary to the belief of some, it doesn’t require a high degree of “formal training” or “learning” to discern the evolution of the patchwork of religion’s deceptive, unbiblical and extra-biblical doctrines. One example is Romanism. In light of Scripture the aberrations are distinctly recognizable. I sense that, in order to be an accepted writer of spiritual matters, some require Bible-believing Christians to submit to “formal training” from the likes of Georgetown, Loyola or any Catholic university, as well as “censorship” by Rome’s Magisterium, so only the gospel according to Rome can be presented. I believe non-Catholics are exempt from the latter, censorship (unlike Catholics who are bound by Rome’s canon laws.)

Reviewing the end results of this flaunted “formal training” came the shocking revelations of not isolated but widespread sexual perversion scandals in the church, the world community once again a witness. The origin and the perpetrators of these reprehensible crimes evolved with formal training under the direct supervision of these acclaimed institutions of Catholicism globally and the Roman hierarchy. So much for formal training. Another chapter to an existing pattern and legacy over the centuries: apparently a spiritually, morally bankrupt religious entity which boastfully proclaims itself to represents the New Testament Christian Church of Christ?

History records the monasteries of a predominant Catholic town of Coblentz, Germany in 1936. They were cesspools of filth and sexual perversions as documented by the Bulwark. Decency finally prevailed in getting the courts to intervene in prosecuting; hundreds were found guilty and jailed as common felons. Some fled to other countries to avoid prosecution. Sound familiar? Perhaps this lewd behavior is one major reason why nuns have left the convent for private apartments and priests have laid aside the Roman collar. Pew Research reports twenty three million Catholics have left the church in recent years with closure of over twelve hundred schools. Wonder why? It’s no fairy tale that, “Evil communications corrupt good morals” (I Corinthians 15:33).