"The images of hatred and rejection do not tell the real story. You can see something wonderful if you look beyond the stage props. My claim that Leftists and atheists are setting us up for a harvest of souls is not a knee-jerk outburst; it is a settled conviction. The evidence is all around us. There is no need to set the thermostat to hyperemotional. There is no need to embellish this book with buzzwords or play the "God-told-me" card to get the point across. I do not want to make a motivational speech. I want to make an airtight case. I will show you why all the armies in the world cannot stop a vessel of God whose time has come." - Mario Murillo
Here is the encapsulation of the strong delusion. Mario admits to believing in a settled conviction. There is no debating Mario Murillo, nor anyone else leading the apostate church. He admits here that his enemy is not the devil but rather "leftists and atheists", commonly referred to by him as Democrats. Note here that he actually claims he does not need to play the "God told me card" even though in this very article he claimed God told him! He will now take his settled conviction and believe that it makes him a vessel of God whose time has come. The bible did say it was a strong delusion. He will present this to those seeking superiority, not God. Murillo's message is so scratching to our ego. That we are basking in settled conviction against those who would dare to have a different political opinion. That we are trying to save the poor wretches in America who are deceived by evil leftists and the billion-dollar conspiracists. Like the Blues Brothers before them, they hide all fears, logic and sound biblical thought behind the false notion that they are on a mission from God. They never hear about their own sinfulness. They never hear about the need to repent. Why would they? They are the good guys in this false war that Murillo sells.
Yes Mario, you have made an air-tight case - that the delusion runs very deep and is very strong.
Reverend Anthony Wade - January 18, 2023