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Thursday, September 1, 2022


THE RISE OF WESTERN LAWLESSNESS:

Second Edition

By Chris Winters Steinle

FOREWORD BY

Douglas W. Krieger


The Rise of Western Lawlessness: Second Edition is an expansion of Volume 1 and includes a foreword by Douglas W. Krieger (see below). Many images have been added to better illustrate the philosophies of man and the spiritual systems of wickedness that have exalted themselves against the knowledge of Christ.

Steinle takes the reader on a journey through 3,000 years of western history exposing the deceptive spirits of humanism and deism rooted in ancient philosophy- the same ungodly influences that were reintroduced to western thought during the Renaissance and the so-called Age of Enlightenment. Along the way, discover why the modern hodgepodge of spiritism, metaphysics, and evolutionary theories are not only false, but inconsistent and self-defeating. Includes more than 150 supporting references and 26 illustrations. Excerpts: [Today's freedom represents neither the Old Testament concept of freedom from ungodly peoples, nor the New Testament freedom from the enemies of sin, death, and eternal separation from God. The new face of freedom is the liberty of self-expression - a personal freedom that perceives as its adversary every form of restriction... freedom to experiment, freedom to sin, freedom from conscience, and freedom from God.

Meanwhile, the remnant who still cling to Judeo-Christian ethics look on in dismay as the citizens of the Western nations surrender all of their other rights for the right to sin. Lawlessness is next to godlessness...The Western Church has diminished the perceived authority of God by embracing the philosophical god of goodness. An ideal god that is too good to judge. A universal goodness devoid of power to do anything.

Today's nominal Christians are disowning the Lord God and following after this theoretical god; an inanimate god who sees nothing, hears nothing, and knows nothing. The philosophical god is as unlike the living God as the idols of ancient times. "But their idols are silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear, noses, but cannot smell. They have hands, but cannot feel, feet, but cannot walk, nor can they utter a sound with their throats. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them." - Psalm 115:4-8 NIV.

And those who make this theoretical god will be like it! That is, the worshipers of the abstract god will be without discernment, without knowledge, and without judgment. Likewise, those who imitate this god believe that it is wrong to distinguish differences, that it is wrong to claim truth, and wrong to judge anyone. But the True God is the living God; the Father God; the Lord God who is the judge of heaven and earth - the judge of the living and the dead. Thus, this freedom called lawlessness has one great and dreaded enemy - the existence of the one true God.]- end excerpts.

 

FOREWORD

By

Doug Krieger

Tracing the “mystery of lawlessness” throughout its initial rebellion in eternity past – throughout its outbursts in antiquity unto its convulsions in the latter days is a cosmic crime scene investigation culminating in the final exposure of the LAWLESS ONE himself, along with all the “earthlings” who have yielded their members as instruments of unrighteousness . . . they, having fully ingested the poisonous pill, wherein deception is epidemic among them, shall perish because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Indeed, “for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (Excerpts from 2 Thess. 2:9-12). 

Chris W. Steinle’s updated volume, The Rise of Western Lawlessness, has compiled a dossier of criminal activity, now greatly expanding his original investigation—it’s as if the “categorizer of the brethren” (Rev. 12:10) appealed his case before the Judge of All the Earth, refusing to have his head crushed beneath the feet of them who persist with divine audacity in the proclamation of the Gospel of Peace.  Alas!  Steinle’s courtroom drama simply hammers the final nail in his sarcophagus.  The fabricator’s final appeal falls flat as the Judge throws out his contentious protestations with Steinle’s new and insurmountable evidence . . . the stolid conviction will abide . . . now awaiting “whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming” (2 Thess. 2:8).

You see, Chris W. Steinle, as many of us, follows in the train of his Forerunner—Firstborn among many brethren—He  Who was made a little lower than the angels . . . is now displaying His human captives to principalities and powers who gather before His throne, under His scepter.  They reflect the One of Whom it is forever declared: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom . . . You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions” (Heb. 1:8-9).

There are no “shades of grey” in between loving righteousness and hating lawlessness—we’re either celebrating under His anointing with the “oil of gladness” or perishing “like a cloak You will fold them up, and they will be changed”—changed, alright, only to manifest as “Your enemies Your footstool.”  The choice . . . ah, yes, in Steinle’s world there are no hung juries or mistrials—none!  “Wavering between two opinions?”  You’re not going to have that option here. 

In Josh McDowell’s classic, Evidence Demands a Verdict, he presents overwhelming proof that the myriad of ancient manuscripts laid bare to us all from both Testaments assures the faithful before the whole world the record stands firm with abundant evidence: what is read today was read in the originals—you must render a verdict!

The more you delve into The Rise of Western Lawlessness, the more you shall conclude that “the whole world lies in the hand of the Evil One” . . . because “we know we are of God” (1 John 5:19).   Listen up:  You cannot know just how evil are the “kingdoms of this world” and what is at the core, the source, of their unrighteousness unless and until you demarcate by the standard of His righteousness, Who is Christ Himself in Whom we have been “rescued . . . from the kingdom of darkness and transferred . . . into the Kingdom of His Dear Son” (Col. 1:13).  

It is from this pristine vantage that Occidental subterfuge shall, via the Willful King in the latter days, “. . . exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done . . . [even so] . . . but news from the east and the north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many . . . yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him” (Excerpts from Daniel 11). 

Yes, what has been determined shall be done . . . till the wrath has been accomplished!  Know this, “. . . rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them!  Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea!  For the devil has come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth he hath but a short time” (Rev. 12:12-KJV). 

We know as well!  It’s just that getting from here to there that’s, on the one hand, altogether assuring, but, on the other hand, leaves little or no wiggle room for the present condition of the Laodicean Congregation . . . which brings me to my concluding remarks in this brevity:

Make no doubt about it, Steinle does not leave us any room to “man the bilge pumps” to save the sinking ship, as D. L. Moody once said:  “The Church’s task is to get the passengers safely off the sinking ship and into the lifeboats”—this is a full-blown rescue operation!  Case in point:  If you sought for a positive confession from our Lord’s Olivet Discourse prior to His crucifixion in His disclosure to His fledgling Ekklesia regarding how things playout in the final wrap up known as the “end of the age,” you know, something akin to “it’ll only get better from here on out”—let me disabuse you of such folly!

A casual read of Matthew 23-24 concerning the stereoscopic view of world history by Jesus commences with the total destruction of Jerusalem’s Herodian Temple (Matt. 23:37-39)—following hard on its heels are repeated warnings of deception, false Messiahs, deceived multitudes, wars and rumors of wars (whatever they are)—but the end is not yet!  Then, ethos will rise against ethnos (“nation will rise against nation”—racial wars) and kingdom against kingdom (ideological wars), famines, pestilences, earthquakes in various places—these are the beginning of sorrows (birth pangs) . . . you will be delivered to tribulation, they will kill you, you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake, many will be offended, will betray one another, will hate one another, many false prophets will rise up and deceive many, lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold . . . the abomination of desolation (will take place as per Daniel, the prophet), best to flee, then there will be great tribulation, more false Christs showing great signs and wonders to deceive even the elect . . . the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall from heaven, the powers of the heavens will be shaken” (excerpts from Matthew 24)—if you can see anything positive going on here, then as Rudyard Kipling once said to Gunga Din:  “You’re a better man than I am.”

The point of the Olivet Discourse was that in the midst of this abounding lawlessness was the sole affirmation:  “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all nations . . . and then the end will come” (Matt. 24:14).  Without this shining testimony in the midst of these calamities, there’s nothing of which to lay hold—the ship IS sinking—get off and into the Good News of the Kingdom!

All this to say that a timeline examination avails no plan in the mind of Jesus whereby soci0-political reformation prior to His Coming again in glory is predicted—such “end-time predictions” are heralded by many a well-meaning postmillennialist—the sincere “kingdom-minded” lot.  Instead, the Olivet Discourse displays a world gone mad, ever descending into chaos, sin, rebellion, arriving at the manifestation of the Abomination of Desolation and final Antichrist along with the time of Great Tribulation.  That ought to cause every true believer severe reservation to recast social, political, educational, and economic institutions into a “kingdom mold” – indeed, Christ’s timeline abandons such Reformational outcomes until the time of His Second Coming

As the late author Douglas R. Shearer has said of this Titanic altercation:  

“She isn’t just heading toward the rocks; she has already hit the rocks!  She is already foundering!  In short, the church’s task is not to save the ship, but to get her passengers safely off the ship and into the lifeboat; and that lifeboat is, of course, Jesus Christ!” (Sourced:  Herald’s of the Tribulation, Doug Shearer, 2019). 
 

Notwithstanding all the hype of “making the world safe for democracy”—we now sit on the precipice of socialism’s rise toward global dominance with “race theory” being waged as the cause celeb for its triumph.  Humanity is more bent on identity politics than ever before—ethnos vs. ethnos . . . capitalism vs. communism-socialism . . . the climax of the age draws near. 

Brethren—I speak to the Household of Faith (and so does Chris Winters Steinle)—why labor we for a promised utopia under the guise of “salt and light” when Matthew 24’s revealed timeline discloses what Matthew 6 obscures?  Consequently:

  1. Our wasted time and resources are needlessly spent improving the utterly impoverished!
  2. Why compromise our gospel playing “footsie” with the governments of this world to curry their favor?
  3. Haven’t we had enough hopes dashed from our more recent “prophetic postulations”  gendering cynical expressions from scores of believers, along with abundant scoffers from the kingdom of darkness?

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

 

THE MEANING & PRACTICE OF EKKLESIA

by Doug Krieger



CONFERENCE LOCATION FOR THE "MEANING & PRACTICE" OF EKKLESIA
VACAVILLE, CA - MARCH, 2022


PART 1 @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H411qFAnyXw 

PART 2 @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQB1RBnucCw

What you are about to LISTEN to is a two-part (30 min. each) with PowerPoint slides of a conference held in March, 2022 in Vacaville, California at the JOURNEY DOWNTOWN COFFEE COMPANY by some 20+ speakers. Specifically, it covered the VISION/MEANING & PRACTICE OF EKKLESIA as in Jesus said: “I will build my Ekklesia (church) and the Gates of Hades will not prevail against it” (Matt. 16).

Some of our friends who are familiar with Commonwealth Theology, sorry to say, casually express the thought that the Commonwealth of Israel has little to do with the building up of Christ’s Ekklesia–they couldn’t be further from the truth of the matter: THE COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL IS THE LORD’S EKKLESIA, plain and straightforward. We not only have our citizenship in heaven (Phil. 3:20) wherein “. . . you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God” (Eph. 2:19), but since both these statements are absolutely true, then follows that we were, as well, (at the time before we knew Christ) “. . . excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise” (Eph. 2:12–NIV) or as the NKJV states: “aliens from the COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL and strangers from the covenants of promise” – the Greek word used for this expression of COMMONWEALTH is Strong’s Greek: 4174. πολιτεία (politeia) — citizenshiphttps://biblehub.com › Greek › 4174 Usage: (a) commonwealth, polity; citizen body, (b) (the Roman) citizenship, citizen-rights, franchise. NAS Exhaustive Concordance. Word Origin from politeuomai,

Messiah’s ultimate intention is the building up of His Ekklesia (HIS PEOPLE) wherein the GATES OF HADES shall not prevail against her offensive charge to thwart the very Gates of Hades–that’s what Commonwealth Theology is all about!

What did Jesus mean by that statement (“I will build My Ekklesia”)–what is its context and how or why would His disciples understand what He meant by it. This is an AUDIO presentation but you can read along with the PowerPoint – it is connected to another site where it is “housed” @ Doug and Doug Talk Prophecy–both safe sites (this one and Doug and Doug Talk Prophecy) – so without further adieu – sit back and take it in! CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW where you can both listen and read along with the PowerPoint slides–pause anytime you wish:



Tuesday, January 25, 2022

 WHY DID CHRIST DIE?

By Doug Krieger

You heard that right!  Carefully listen to why Christ died not only for Judah (the Jewish Nation) but for all the nations:

“. . . he (“Caiaphas, who was high priest that year”) prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one.” (John 11:49-52 Excerpts - NIV)
I still don’t think we’re getting it.  Why did Christ die on that cross?  You say to bring us salvation . . . as in: “He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification” (Rom. 4:5).  True.  But precisely why did He bring us so great a salvation?  So you could go to heaven?  So you could be born again?  So you could be conformed to His Image?  So you could live the “purpose driven life”—so you could find God’s plan for your life? 

Monday, January 10, 2022

 

THE ARK OF THE COVENANT’S

JOURNEY TO THE NEW JERUSALEM

By Doug Krieger

THE ARK OF THE COVENANT

What is being illuminated in this tome may surprise many a theologian.  The New Jerusalem’s cardinal measurement is the 12,000 Furlongs (Latin:  stadia—slightly more than the length of a furlong) of her length, width, and height (Rev. 21:16) and her 144-cubit wall (Rev. 21:17).  These measurements are altogether precise.  (Note: A “furlong” is 660 Linear Feet.)

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

PERFECT:  KRIEGER CAUGHT ON THE WEIRD CHRISTIAN PODCAST!

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