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Alex Jones Provokes Hate Against Protestants With False Arminian-like Stereotype

May 19, 2010 21 comments

In the first hour of Alex Jones’ broadcast today he said what I suspected was coming from  what I imagined years ago as to what would be one of the reasons for false Christians to began betraying and trying to kill true Christians, that being that true Christians were helping the enemy by “doing nothing”.

Yesterday was the main start of Alex’s hateful teaching against Christians, by saying that any “Protestant” who was “in the middle” (by neither helping the N.W.O.) or by not working against the N.W.O. is part of the problem. Believe it or not those are nearly the exact words (not including the NWO part) I had imagined would be used to fight against Christians one day. Two or three years ago I had imagined that nominal Christian U.S. Constitutionalists and some Arminians would be say all Christians, “If you’re not helping to fight against (the global government) you’re part of the problem.” And in this first hour of Alex’s broadcast today, he told a lie, which was that for hundreds of years Protestants have been waiting for the rapture (the pre-trib rapture?) and have been taught to just suck their thumbs and pray. That’s not true at all as many Christians, (heretics called Preterists), who don’t even believe in a rapture of any kind. The “pre-trib rapture” was a concept invented in in 95 AD, long after Christ died, and it was an unpopular teaching and died out around 350 AD. It came up again in 1307, 1627, 1660, 1687, 1748 and supposedly around 1743. It then became popular among Arminian Christians after 1827 when in 1827, John Nelson Darby explained it more clearly. It’s now about mid 2010, so this teaching would only have been popular among many Christians for 183 years, not “hundreds” or since the 1600’s as Alex Jones said/implied, and from this poll here in which over 200 people voted, 40% of Christians believe that Jesus won’t return until after a large number or nearly all of Christians are murdered. Alex was even told months ago by a Christians that the Bible taught that Satan would overcome the Christians, to which Alex replied with an depressed “Yeah yeah” type tone, saying, “I know…”. So for Alex to stereotype all Christians as believers in a get-out-free card is stupid. I’ve never even heard a Christian call in to endorse the pre-trib rapture. On top of that, from what Alex Jones implied, he believes that even if Christians know they will be heavily persecuted, that they are taught to “just pray” and then he pulled the “faith without works is dead” verse out of context to back up his point. Alex forgets that many Christians who pray will beat themselves (the heretic Catholics do this) and that is a work, though no doubt one which he would reject as being worse than self-defeating (I don’t endorse beating yourself or flogging (though I’m not against superficial cutting, but wouldn’t do it personally). But Alex is obviously wrong since Christians don’t merely pray whenever they face problems, that is just stupid, because if that were the case,  there wouldn’t be a Bible as it would simply be a book of what to believe, but not what to do with your body, and Christianity would have died out long ago and there be no “Christian nation” anywhere, not Armenia or the U.S.A. But Christians spread their religion with hard work, including by working jobs that hindered evil people, such as printing accurate Bibles and other books which preach against doing wrong/disobeying God. Clearly Christians do work. Alex sinfully implied that the only kind of legitimate work is politically working against the NWO which is a demonic and obviously wrong heresy. Christians are not called to make their main focus / top priority in life, protesting against bad governments by endorsing secular laws and trying to kill anyone who takes away your right to “peace and happiness” which Alex Jones implies it is when he endorses “the right to bear arms” for “self-defense”. Rather the Bible says Christians are to make their top priorities, in this order: getting forgiven of your own sins first, and obeying God, which includes teaching others what is right and what is wrong and teaching them how to get forgiven of their sins. This is a superior way compared to the demonic gospel of Alex Jones, which only teaches to have joy through enjoying “nature” (sounds like nature-worship), work towards building starships and colonies on other planets (which I’ve rarely heard him endorse for someone who is supposedly pro-peaceful progress) with obedience to the Constitution, which is not God’s word, doesn’t say plainly how to be happy or how to get eternal happiness, unlike the Bible.

Also, the Bible doesn’t teach that prayer does nothing or is simply “faith” (belief in what can’t be seen) as Alex implied. Instead, the God said,

Yahweh detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. – Proverbs 15:7-9

Yahweh is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous. – Proverbs 15:29

The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. – James 5:16

Don’t be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. – Philippians 4:6

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. – Colossians 4:2

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who desires that all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. – 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Also, the Bible doesn’t teach at all that Christians are simply to take punishment, it teaches that they may flee if they are not being restrained and common sense: if it doesn’t put the lives of their family in danger (unless it’s to save more family members or if the adults agree to give up theirs for a greater cause).

Alex Jones also implies that non-violence and indirect political action are futile, by what he said, and clearly that’s wrong, violence and forcefulness are not necessary on the part of Christians to have some success, though they won’t get everything want. The Bible also forbids us from murdering, using violence and force. When people won’t listen to the Bible, it recommends being silent about it to such people (1) (2).

Only the angels are permitted to use attacks on other beings and force nd Two Witnesses will be permitted to burn people to death one day. Also, indirect actions are often the best or required actions to accomplish what you want to.

The Bible Alex sometimes endorses also clearly teaches that God will one day crush every unforgiven person and do away with sinful hurtful behavior in the universe. When Alex Jones talks like this, it is arguable that he is being seditious and treasonous by allowing an opportunity for foreign enemies to take advantage of the country in any mass violence against and between American citizens.

What Alex seems to truly want is the opportunity to continuously have easy clearly evil targets to rail against in order to be the center of attention and have endless fun “battling” to preserve his “genes” (Alex is a Darwinist). It would be good for him to retract his errors and not demonize those who endorse non-violence, which he claims to be for, especially when he claims that those who accuse of him calling for violent protest are lying. If they are truly lying, he should retract his  own hateful lies against those who promote non-violence, and waiting for vengeance on whomever remains unforgiven on Judgment Day.

Some good articles on the Rapture:

http://www.theopedia.com/Rapture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapture

http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/pre-trib.htm

Margaret Macdonald

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