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“Ominous Signs”
by Art Sadlier   
July 1st, 2007

I have worked hard at appearing not to be a radical or an extremist. I do this knowing that to appear as such would result in the loss of a hearing from many people. This task grows harder and harder as the days go by, as unprecedented, momentous events are happening almost daily!

I want to deal with a scenario which is developing beyond the attention of most people. Several years ago the phrase, “North American Security Zone” was introduced. The phrase is fraught with suggestion of North American union.

For some time now, the US dollar has been in jeopardy. The US must borrow one billion dollars every day to pay the interest on the national debt. That money comes from countries such as Saudi Arabia, China, India and others. The fact is that the US dollar has no backing behind it of any kind. The only thing that sustains it is the confidence nations place in it. If that confidence were lost, the US dollar and the US economy would collapse. We know that countries like Iran and Venezuela and possibly others are working and scheming to bring down the US dollar.

It is perhaps not without significance that the term “Amero dollar” has popped up repeatedly. The suggestion is that Canada, the US and Mexico adopt a new common currency.

On September 30, 2007 a powerful think tank consisting of Senator Sam Nunn, Kissinger, Brezinski, Armitage, Cohen, Brown and other powerful, influential men will present to Ottawa, Washington D.C. and Mexico City a final report on the integration of Canada, the United States and Mexico into one political, economic and security block. That’s North American union.

Remember the words of David Rockefeller, “we are on the verge of a global transformation, all we need is the right major crisis.”

Last may President Bush signed a directive granting extraordinary powers to the office of the President in the event of a declaration of national emergency, apparently without congressional approval or oversight.

It is possible that a crisis could come or be provoked, which would cause people to allow what, at this moment, they would not tolerate, a North American union.

This could be a pattern which would, on the basis of great crisis bring about World Government.

President Bush recently signed an agreement creating a “permanent body” which commits the US to “deeper transatlantic economic integration”. This was done without ratification by the Senate or passage by Congressional law.

There seems almost no resistance to these monumental encroaching changes in our society. It seems to be the spirit of the age that neither politicians on the right nor politicians on the left will be in opposition.

It also seems that if the right crisis arose, that almost overnight a World Government could become a reality. We can only speculate what might cause such a crisis. Could it be the economic collapse, now looming on the horizon for the US dollar and perhaps for the world? This could be manipulated by the right people, those desiring world government. Could it be a devastating nuclear terrorist attack, a nuclear exchange by several nations? Could it be an oil crisis provoked by war in the mid-east which could bring nations and economics to their knees? Could it be the rapture of the church perhaps accompanied by natural disaster?

Perhaps a combination of all of these events would provide a stage for Antichrist to appear out of the EU to lead the world into a false peace and a temporary reconciliation.

What seems almost certain is that the church is about to go home. Are you ready?

For some time now the drive has been on to gather great crowds into the church. The problem is not with the great crowds, but rather with who these people are, why they are in the church and what is being done with them. If their ears are being tickled with a neutral message in a contemporary worldly environment, and they are being entertained to hold them and bring them back, then a crowd is not good!

If our ministry is to fill the church with tares we are doing the devil’s work, not God’s.

Jesus said, “the field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; the enemy that sowed them is the devil;” Clearly, to bring the tares in among the wheat is to do the devil’s work. The unregenerate do not belong in the fellowship of the saints; it is believers who need to be added to the fellowship of the church. (See Acts 5: 13, 14). They said don’t go near that church crowd if you sin, you’ll die the way Annanias and Sapphira did.

The plea is echoed again and again, we must update the church from the 19th century and from the 20th century to the 21st century. It sounds good at first, but let’s be honest, what they are saying is that the church must conform to the world and its lifestyle and methods. We must fill the church with people by breaking down the difference between the church and the world. If we make the church like the world in its music, its electronic devices, its décor, its dress and its cultural styles, then great crowds will come.

In “The Purpose Driven Church”, a gospel of easy-believism is proclaimed and professions are made, and tares are confirmed as members of the church. (See Matt 7: 21-23).

Easy-believism says, “believe, believe, just believe in Jesus”. Just believing has never saved anyone and never will. James says in chapter 2 verse 19 “… the devils also believe and tremble,” but of course they are not saved.

It seems that the end result of the Purpose Driven Church is to fill the church with tares, we repeat; this is the work of the devil.

When the Purpose Driven Pastor implies that he is right because his church is full and professions of faith are being made and that you must be wrong because you only have and handful: Be discerning.

To bring the unregenerate into the fellowship of the saints is to bring leaven into the church. Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened,” Matt. 13:33. The Pastor, who brings tares into the worship and fellowship of the church, will also bring leaven into the church, and it will destroy the whole church.

To the faithful Pastors who have not fallen in love with the ways of the world, and who are being true to the Biblical pattern for the church, remember the words of Jesus. “Be thou faithful unto death and I will give you a crown of life.”

I would remind you of what Jesus also said about you and your small churches, “fear not little flock, for it is your Fathers good pleasure to give unto you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32.

I started this article with the words “the problem is not with great crowds”, if you are a Pastor of a large church, and you and the church are being faithful to God’s Word, we rejoice with you and praise the Lord for what He is doing in your midst.

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