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September 24, 2018

The NAR Implodes to Get Kavanaugh Confirmed

By Anthony Wade

Don't follow the apostate church and the NAR down the path of Machiavellian theology...


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Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. -- 2Corinthians 5:20 (ESV)

The New Apostolic Reformation believes in a teaching called the Seven Mountain Mandate. This heretical theology says the church must prepare the earth and facilitate the second coming of Christ by conquering seven cultural mountains. No, I am not kidding. Perhaps the most visible mountain they exert their influence on is government, or politics. The reality is even those who may not believe they are active NAR espouse the same beliefs because the majority of the churches teach and encourage the worship of this country. There was actually a preacher this month destroying all of his "Nike" property, during a sermon, because they announced Colin Kaepernick for a new advertising campaign. Franklin Graham, who makes close to a million dollars per year in salaries from his "charities" declared recently that God thinks attempted rape is not relevant.

That is not a nuanced point beloved. It is quite crucial and central to this discussion. As the key verse points out, God has made us His ambassadors here on earth. He makes His appeal through us to the lost world. Is that message vote conservative? No. Is it Republican or democrat? No. Is it Make America Great Again? No. Our appeal is simple. We implore you on behalf of Christ to reconcile yourself to God. It is not about this world even if the NAR adherents worship it. They like living in Babylon. They have the control of the media processed church. They control the money bag. They will and are actively paving the way for the mark of the beast and the end times one world religion.

When the NAR stares at the cultural mountain of government the golden calf they dance around is the elimination of Roe vs. Wade. I am not here to debate or discuss the returning of abortion to the state level. The point is that in the pursuit of this dream, Christians still have a duty to the ambassadorship Christ has called us into. God is not Machiavellian. He does care more about the means than the ends. Consider these words from the Book of Job:

Hear now my argument and listen to the pleadings of my lips. Will you speak falsely for God and speak deceitfully for him? Will you show partiality toward him? Will you plead the case for God? Will it be well with you when he searches you out? Or can you deceive him, as one deceives a man? He will surely rebuke you if in secret you show partiality. Will not his majesty terrify you, and the dread of him fall upon you? Your maxims are proverbs of ashes; your defenses are defenses of clay. -- Job 13: 6-12 (ESV)

Yet every day we see Christo-political operatives speaking falsely for God, showing partiality, and speaking deceitfully for Him. His majesty no longer terrifies them because they have subsisted for too long on a diet of spoiled milk and sloppy agape theology. Enter into this landscape Brett Kavanaugh. Another deliciously conservative appointee to the Supreme Court. The apostate church that advises President Trump is positively giddy with the prospects of having Kavanaugh join Neil Gorsuch. Just when it looked like he would speed walk to confirmation a woman from his past raised her hand and said, "me too." Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Kavanaugh of attempted rape when they were both teenagers. The Republican Party went nuts and the NAR imploded. Not at the fact that someone accused of such debauchery could have been confirmed for the highest court in the land. They are collectively outraged that some upstart woman would do this to their judicial messiah. They tried everything to discredit Dr. Ford or disqualify her accusations. Franklin Graham tried to brush it away with the "they were only teenagers" defense. Larry Tomczak likened these allegations to the Salem Witch Trials. Then there is Dr. Michael Brown, known now for his prodigious water-carrying for the current administration. In the article linked above, Dr. Brown tries the argument that your past sins should not disqualify you. Let us reason together beloved, as ambassadors for Christ:

"Supreme Court nominee Brent Kavanaugh has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman more than 35 years ago, a charge which he "categorically and unequivocally" denies. Also implicated in the charge was Kavanaugh's teen friend at that time, Mark Judge, who also deniesthe accusation. But what if the charges are true? Do they disqualify Kavanaugh today? To be perfectly clear, an accusation is just that: an accusation. It is not proof of guilt. And despite our desire to give alleged #MeToo victims the benefit of the doubt, Justice Kavanaugh remains innocent until proven guilty." -- Dr. Michael Brown

Getting his GOP marching orders, Brown is trying to establish the threshold of criminal guilt, which is of course the highest threshold to reach. This is not however a criminal trial. This is trying to get at the truth of character and behavior before a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Blasey-Ford does not have to prove anything beyond a reasonable doubt. She just has to be perceived as credible. In order to believe the conspiracy theories offered up by the right, we would have to believe that she concocted this plan five years ago when she first revealed the incident to her therapist, just in case Kavanaugh was ever nominated to the Supremes. Furthermore, if you are creating a false story, why place one of Kavanaugh's friends in the room and demand an FBI investigation? The fact that Mark Judge has denied this story carries no weight unless he is compelled to offer testimony under oath with the threat of perjury.

"But what if he is guilty? Should the Senate Judiciary Committee vote against his nomination?

Let's put our past sins into four different categories, responding to each category in turn. The first category consists of the foolish things we did as teenagers and young people. But these transgressions are known, open and a distant part of our history. For example, my personal testimony, "From LSD to Ph.D. " is well-known. My story is known and out in the open, and it's a testimony to God's grace. If Brett Kavanaugh got drunk with his friends and assaulted another teenager, that would be grave and ugly. But if this was something that was known, open and unrelated to his behavior and conduct ever since then, it should not disqualify him from service today. (To be "known and open" would also mean that he had made things right with his alleged victim.) Lots of us did stupid things when we were kids and teenagers. But as we became responsible adults, we put those things behind us. Recognizing this, those who voted for Barack Obama to be president forgave him for his pot-smoking days. (In his words, marijuana use was "what teenage kids did at that age when I was growing up.") Some of us even did reprehensible things as adults. But we made proper restitution, we were completely rehabilitated, and we have made something worthwhile out of our lives. Such stories are noble and inspiring." -- Dr. Michael Brown

This tactic is known as muddying the waters. The fact that Barack Obama smoked pot when he was younger is irrelevant to the accusation of attempted rape. It is not a moral equivalent. This is also not what we are dealing with in the Kavanaugh case. He has denied the accusations completely. The other poorly constructed argument is that as long as you are honest about your criminal activities, you should not be disqualified. I am all for rehabilitation, forgiveness and restoration but it does not mean you get restored to everything. We see every day people turned down for jobs working with kids who had a history of criminal behavior. That doesn't mean they cannot work -- it means they cannot do everything. Brett Kavanaugh is not facing a lifetime of destitution if he is not confirmed. Even if he chose to not be a judge anymore he could have a lucrative future working at Fox News. Heck they gave an entire show to the war criminal Oliver North!

"The second category consists of sinful behavior in our past that we covered over, hoping it would never be discovered. What happens when these old skeletons are suddenly discovered in our closet? If the behavior was totally uncharacteristic, if it did not lastingly wound or injure someone else, and if it was never again repeated, you can make a case for overlooking it--but only if the response today was proper. In other words, if it came to light that, when you were a 16-year-old boy, you had consensual sex with your 16-year-old girlfriend, but since then, your moral behavior was impeccable, you shouldn't be disqualified from public service today--but only if you responded properly when confronted. A proper response would require full acknowledgment of guilt, not lying about the incident and pointing to the changes you made to live rightly ever since. To say that these sins of our youth make us unfit to serve today is to render unfit a large percentage of the population. How many of us have an unblemished past?" -- Dr. Michael Brown

Brown continues to try and minimize the accusation here. None of us have an unblemished past but few of us have attempted rape I would hope. Consensual 16 to 16 year old sex is not the equivalent of 17-16 year old attempted rape. It is also unsettling the way Brown glosses over the fact that in this scenario, Kavanaugh would have sought to hide a potential crime for decades while he sat on a judicial bench. It is not a matter of being unfit to serve as much as it about being disqualified from the top judicial job in the world for cause.

"The third category consists of lying today when confronted with sinful behavior from the past. That would be the bigger issue to me with Justice Kavanaugh. Did he do something reprehensible as a drunken teenager? Perhaps he did, but again, that is just an accusation at this point. The big question for me is: Is he telling the truth today? We're not looking to confirm teenager Kavanaugh. We're looking to confirm Judge Kavanaugh. His present behavior is far more important to me than his teenage behavior. Can the man be trusted? "-- Dr. Michael Brown

Ugh, talk about splitting hairs. What Brown has done is create this alternate reality where there are four options. He does so to appear reasonable by saying option three and four are disqualifying but options one and two are somehow more acceptable. He is essentially splitting the sin into four degrees and saying the two extreme examples would prohibit Kavanaugh from consideration but the other two we can wink and look the other way. At attempted rape. From a Christian leader. Somehow this doesn't feel like what Jesus was talking about when He commissioned us to be His ambassadors.

"The fourth category consists of sinful behavior in the past that still carries over until today. If Kavanaugh did, in fact, sexually assault his accuser more than 35 years ago, does that reflect his attitude toward women ever since? Is he an abuser? Does he view women as sexual objects? Does he look on his alleged past transgressions as just a bunch of guys having fun? Obviously, there are major reasons to question the validity of the accusations, given today's political climate. On the flip side, Kavanaugh's accuser is herself a professor today, which adds credibility to her story. May the whole truth come to light. But let's also remember that President Obama joked with students at the University of Chicago this past January, saying, "If you had pictures of everything I'd done when I was in high school I probably wouldn't have been president of the United States." In the case at hand, the charges are more serious and more concerning, since they involved alleged sexual assault. But even if they were true, they do not automatically rule out present effective service today, even in the Supreme Court. It all depends on which category, outlined above, these past (alleged) transgressions fall into." -- Dr. Michael Brown

No Dr. Brown. It does not matter what box the alleged transgressions fall into because you made them up out of thin air to find two avenues of excuse for Kavanaugh. It is simply staggering to see an alleged Christian leader state that attempted rape, if true, would not necessarily disqualify someone from the Supreme Court. Talking out of both sides of his mouth, Brown questions the validity of the accusations and also compares the attempted rape to an off cuff joke made by our former president. No one in their right minds believes Obama was talking about sexual assault.

Beloved do not lose sight of that. We are not talking about boys will be boys. We are not talking about locker room banter or frat house hijinks. We are talking about sexual assault. I do not know if it is true anymore than you. The accuser is a PHD psychologist and college professor. She has anecdotal evidence stretching back at least five years. She has demanded the FBI investigate and the Kavanaugh camp has refused. She named one of Judge Kavanaugh's friends as a witness. I understand we want conservative values on the Supreme Court but at what cost? It is embarrassing as a believer to see what we have been willing to look the other way on. As ambassadors for Christ when do we say enough? There are plenty of other qualified judges that can be chosen. As of this morning there is another woman who has come forward to claim that in his freshman year at college, Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party. Let's see how they assassinate her character.

And the NAR will gladly hold the gun for them. They see the finish line in sight and will not let a little thing like attempted rape get in the way. They have a mountain to conquer and their idolization of this country is far more important than the accusation of one woman; or two. Except, what if they are telling the truth beloved? Does that even matter to us anymore? Do we even care? Doesn't His majesty still terrify us?

Reverend Anthony Wade -- September 24, 2018

Authors Bio:
Credentialed Minister of the Gospel for the Assemblies of God. Owner and founder of 828 ministries. Vice President for Goodwill Industries. Always remember that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.