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Get A Grip: Climate Change is NOT Going to End the World; The Coming Mega Church State Will

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on May 21, 2019

ppt-jpeg4The essence of sin is control lust and sin has no greater weapon than fear which is the antithesis of love. “Perfect love casts out fear.” For certain, one of the purposes of the book of Revelation is to inform Christians on how the world is going to end. And no, climate change doesn’t end the world as we know it. No, space aliens are not in the picture at all. No, earth’s inhabitants will not be living on other planets. No, a meteor doesn’t hit earth and destroy it.

Actually, the earth doesn’t end at all, Christ comes down and sets up His future kingdom. Then, after 1000 years, God the Father moves all of heaven to earth. This was pictured by the Jewish tabernacle in the wilderness. These events also coincide with the eradication of God’s enemies: Christ came first to end sin, the coming kingdom of Christ will end sickness and disease, and the new heaven and new earth will end death and all sadness.

World history is dominated by the marriage of church and state. This is state rulership in the name of God, or a plethora of gods. Religion determines the theology, and that theology is enforced by the state. It began as the pagan-state which ruled the world in various and sundry forms until it was overcome by the church-state in the fourth century. The marriage of religion and state force began shortly after Adam and Eve were kicked out of the garden and reined in one form or another until the advent of Americanism in the 1700s. Until then, the pagan-state and church-state rained terror and misery on humanity.

Americanism rejected determinism, collectivism, Plato’s systemization of the pagan-state which was later adopted by the church, emphasized individualism, separation of church and state, and a government by the people and for the people. This turned the world order completely upside down. It also brought collective happiness and wellbeing to the world for the first time in history. America ended the church-state in the Western world, and communism filled the void with a secular version of Platonism.

However, what we find in the book of Revelation is the following: the church-state comes back with a vengeance. Its pent-up hatred for freedom and individualism will unleash hell on earth. The anti-Christ will be a renowned world leader who will proclaim himself to be God just like the Roman emperors of times past, and will be in unison with a false prophet and a false religious system. It is the return of the church-state on steroids.

The Bible is clear: during this time, if Christ does not return and intervene, humanity will not survive. Undoubtedly, due to weapons of the nuclear sort that the church never had at its disposal before. Check history for yourself; the VAST majority of wars prior to Americanism were religious wars. That’s just historical fact.

The Bible is also clear on something else: the world economy will be booming and there will be a time of relative peace on earth, and then out of nowhere, it all hits the fan. One can take these primary elements and do their own math in conjunction with present events.


The Perfect Life of Depression and Why Any Life is Better Than Death, But Eternal Life is Found in Christ

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on May 19, 2019

ppt-jpeg4“Love is a state of being; grace is an action. Grace is the activity that takes place within the love reality.”               

It’s a common story: someone who has it all; everything they have ever strived for, and yet, depressed. Someone who has good health, a wonderful loving family, financial security, a career they love, and the respect of millions can, and often do struggle with depression or drug addiction in an attempt to self-medicate. Those who don’t have the perfect life strive for it in a quest for fulfillment. Their present misery is ok; one day success will bring contentment and happiness. There is light at the end of the tunnel; there is hope. When they read or hear about a famous person struggling with drug addiction or depression, they are perplexed, but do not question the silver bullet of success.

One of the symptoms ALWAYS present in so-called mental illness and depression is anxiety. That’s fear. The Bible has a very simple grand equation for what makes life tick: love and fear. These are not merely biblical words; the Bible frames these two words as two different realities or state of beings.

Let’s deal with fear first. In dealing with fear we will add another word to help explain the equation: law. Again, like “fear,” law is not just nomenclature for some object that is part of life, law is a state of being. The Bible refers to it as, “under law.” This state of being is also referred to as being “under sin” and “under condemnation.” Consequently, we also have “the law of sin and death,” etc. Death, sin, law, judgement, condemnation, and fear are all words that define the “under law” state of being.

1Corintians 15:56 states, “The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.” Christ came to deliver us from that state of being. That’s the gospel, that’s the “good news.” Meet Jeff. Not his real name. A young, good looking guy who had it all. Jeff had an unfortunate bout with a drug overdose; the overdose won big. Jeff is totally disabled. He can hear, comprehend, and has ways of communicating with the aides. Other than that, Jeff can do absolutely nothing on his own. Jeff enjoys a few things, and we make sure he gets them. Some time ago, according to what another aide shared with me, Jeff had a medical episode, and during that time he could speak a few words. He was offered comfort care while excluding intervention to extend life. He opted for full code, and explained the reasoning: he was afraid to die. If you understand how the Bible frames the under law reality, you also completely understand where Jeff is coming from. Jeff is like many; they know any life right now may be better than what happens after death. Indeed, the Bible states that mankind is appointed to die once followed by judgment. People know this intuitively, but more on that later.

You can’t have it all in this life until the death issue is taken care of. The true gospel must show the way to a new state of being. Church orthodoxy does NOT present a gospel that abrogates the under law state of being and transports one to the “under grace” state of being. This is because of sin’s nature. Sin, according to the Bible, is defined by a desire to control others (Genesis 4:6,7). Church is Sin’s advocate and utterly full of sin. Its false gospel reflects its incessant desire to control others because that’s the essence of sin. If the gospel truly transports one into another state of being, and it does, what do we need church for? We don’t. Sin is a master that seeks to enslave, and the church is Sin’s co-regent. This is why Christ presents Himself as the other master, the good master who sets us free and gives us life, and life more abundant. In the same way that China misrepresents itself as the “people’s republic,” church represents itself as the enemy of sin, but in reality, church and Christ are mutually exclusive.

We cannot go further to explain under grace until we take note of the works of God (also referred to as a law) written on the hearts of every individual born into the world. This law is addressed in the second chapter of Romans. It is why people are basically good; the works of the law are created (written) in every heart (mind). This law also has an internal judge called “consceience” that either accuses us or excuses us in regard to our actions and thoughts. This internal witness is in conflict with sin. This internal conflict is responsible for the vast majority of mental illness in the world. A guilty conscience can and does destroy people from the inside out. Interestingly, the Bible also states that because of sin, or a sin-driven agenda, people deliberately suppress God’s internal law. When a person is born again, the function of this law does not change and the Bible encourages Christians to “keep a clear conscience before God.” I will also add that knowledge of this law often prevents me from engaging in various and sundry cultural debates because I know proponents of  issues like abortion know it’s wrong. Often, silence on an issue allows the conscience to say its piece. Let me cite an example: let’s be honest, everyone knows late term abortions are an affront to God. The best argument is to tell proponents of such that you know that they know it is wrong. In general, to what degree do we have mental health issues in this society as related to guilt over abortion? Ample.

“You must be born again.” That’s what Jesus said. What does it mean? It is a change in state of being. This is the primary reason that people resist the gospel: intuitively, they know salvation means the eradication of their present life in exchange for a new one. They also know that it isn’t by their own power; they know it’s an act of God. They know that they only need to want this tranformation and ask for it. This is why Jesus died and was resurrected as the first fruits of many: this was the establishment of the new birth. When we are born again we die with Christ to the old person and are resurrected with Christ to new creaturehood (Romans 6).

The Bible uses the following terms and words to identify the new birth: under grace (the primary term), under love, under the law of the Spirit of life (as opposed to being under the law of sin and death), NO condemnation (as opposed to being under condemnation), no fear of judgment (as opposed to being under the fear of judgement), and because there is no longer any judgement and subsequent condemnation, the eradication of death’s “sting.”

According to the Bible, sin has a way of using God’s law to create desires that run contrary to God’s law. The breaking of God’s law (and basic principles for living) is NOT love. The Bible is clear: sin is empowered by the law’s condemnation. Man’s goal is to obey the law to prevent condemnation, but that’s not love either. Christ died to end the law’s condemnation. In the same way that a dead husband is no longer under the law of the living, and his wife is therefore legally free to marry someone else, the born again are no longer under the law and its condemnation. They are free from the condemnation of the law of sin, and free to serve the law of love (Romans 7 and 8). The born again believer is now free to use God’s law for love with no fear of condemnation. And beacuse there is a real change of heart, the born again love God’s law (truth) and want to use it to love God and others. Failing to follow the law is now a failure to love, but not a failure that will bring condemnation. This is why the sting of death is gone for the born again: because death doesn’t bring the law’s judgement and condemnation. And, because condemnation is gone from the law, sin can no longer enslave the born again person by creating desires contrary to love. That is, very strong desires that enslave the individual. And as discussed prior, this includes a very strong desire to control others.

However, let’s not forget another thing that happens with birth: people are born into a family. This is literal. The born again are literally God’s offspring—they are born of God. Presently, the assembly of God’s family lack a family like existence. Because church hijacked Christianity in the 4th century and made it an authority based INSTITUTION for the purpose of progressive salvation, God’s born again family has little idea of how to function biblically. For the most part, those who have figured out that church is a lie are in limbo trying to discover what the true biblical mandate is. That’s where this ministry (TANC Ministries) comes in; this is one of our primary goals. We want to learn how to function as God’s family as opposed to a top-down hierarchical salvific institution. How interesting that church scholars actually refer to the church as an institution without even blinking.

Love is a state of being. The new birth doesn’t merely declare us righteous, it makes us righteous. As God’s literal offspring, we are said to be “perfect.” This is because of our new motive as God’s literal children; we are not trying to avoid condemnation, there is no condemnation, all that is left is love to a lesser or more degree. And, according to the Bible, “where there is no law, there is no sin.” Indeed, we live by grace. Love is a state of being; grace is an action. Grace is the activity that takes place within the love reality. As mortals, we are weak and therefore fail to love at times, but the Bible never defines weakness as sin.

Those who have obtained their perfect life are not perfect; they are subject to fear while “love casts out fear because fear has to do with judgment. Those who fear have not been made perfect in love” (or made perfect by love). That’s why those who have it all also have a train wreck for a life; they are still under law, and the fear of judgement.

Christ  came to set us free from the law, and we are free indeed. As God’s literal family, we function as a body according to the Bible. And, there is only ONE head of that body, Christ. Church necessarily keeps one under the law’s condemnation and then declares itself as a sanctuary city for God’s children who are supposedly still under condemnation. The church is condemned as an imposter by this one fact alone: its single perspective on law that makes grace a mere covering for sin, and not an ending of sin.

Church must have such a false gospel to fulfill its control lust. In the same way that grace is love in action, the church’s justification by faith gospel is fear in action.



The Calvinist Grand Quandary

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on May 16, 2019

Excellent Concise Statement on New Calvinism by Jerry Collins and Dave DeWitt

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on May 16, 2019

We usually don’t repost anything outside of our ministry here at TANC, in fact, hardly ever, but I must say that the following link is an excellent, concise statement regarding New Calvinism, which we add, is authentic Protestantism. “New Calvinism” is NOT new, it is a return to authentic Churchianity. Nevertheless, here is the link.

Also, I am not sure, but Collins and DeWitt may be of the anti-lordship salvation persuasion which I am not crazy about for the following reasons: Part One, Part Two, Part Three.

However, even if this is the case, their statement on New Calvinism is able to stand alone as an excellent source on the subject.


The Church Lie

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on May 15, 2019

Chapter 1: The Church is Not the Body of Christ
Thesis: Church redefines the true Christian identity.

Chapter 2: The Church is Not the Gospel
Thesis: Church, like all false religions, propagates a progressive salvation as opposed to a one-time finished transformation.

Chapter 3: The Church is Not the Assembly of Christ
Thesis: The church has no real history or doctrine that connects it to the Gospels or the Book of Acts. It changed the work “ekklesia” to “church” in order to erase 300 years of history between Christ’s assembly and the institutionalization of the Christian faith.

Chapter 4: The Church is Not God’s People
Thesis: The church is temple worship and salvation by church, not a family operating as a living body. It restricts worship to a time and place, and redefines worship as the obtaining of progressive salvation rather than the practice of love.

Chapter 5: The Church is Not the Elect of God
Thesis: Church redefines biblical election, and makes salvation a matter of choosing a preferable authority for submission. It replaces the only head, Christ, with many mediators who claim to have authority over salvation.

Chapter 6: The Church is Not the Kingdom of God
Thesis: God’s kingdom is not presently on earth as the church claims. God’s kingdom is future. The church is not an overseer of God’s kingdom.

Chapter 7: The Church is Not a Light for God in This World
Thesis: The church presents itself as society’s moral compass as a deliberate ploy to draw people into the church where they will be indoctrinated into a strictly “confessional” religion.

Chapter 8: The Church is Not the Bride of Christ
Thesis: The bride of Christ doctrine connects the church to its Gnostic origins.

Chapter 9: The Church is Not Founded on the Word of God
Thesis: The foundation of church is built upon world philosophy, not Scripture. “Sola Scriptura” is a lie.

Chapter 10: The Church is Not the Love of God
Thesis: Church orthodoxy necessarily excludes the ability of the individual believer to love.

Chapter 11: The Biblical Alternative
Thesis: The ekklesia family functioning as the true body of Christ is the only way to revival. It is a focus on individual gifts cooperating together for a common cause, not a top down salvific hierarchy.

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