Stop Worshiping Leaders

The idolatry among professing Christians is nothing short of amazing, and pastors are encouraging it. They love the personality cult that surrounds them. They love the rock star status. And, they love hiding their sins behind a code of secrecy

The Pharisees did exactly the same thing, and Jesus called them children of the Devil. They were the pastors of their era, and Jesus called them out and said that they were vile and evil. He said that they were whited graves, vipers and children of Satan.

Today, instead of the Pharisee, we have the sinful pastor.

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Stop Worshiping Leaders

[Somehow, last week’s video and mp3 didn’t get posted on Omega Shock, so here it is again. – JL]

Brazen Proof of Election Interference

YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/hRk5Ljtm1Y8

MP3 Audio:

https://www.omegashock.com/shockcast/2021/21-02-13-brazen-proof-of-election-interference.mp3

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This Week’s Playlist:

The Top 24 Videos for February 21st 2021

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I can hardly believe the amount of false teaching and false teachers. Joel Osteen, Chuck Baldwin, John MacArthur, Kenneth Copeland, James MacDonald, Steve Quayle, Jerry Falwell, Doreen Virtue, Justin Peters, Michael Brown, Benny Hinn, Paula White, Rick Wiles, Hillsong, the Roman Catholic Church, and even the Southern Baptist Convention – and so very, very much more. And, the amount of false doctrine that they and those like them teach is nothing short of amazing.

There is only one Bible. Only one. Yet, very few seem interested in reading it. We can’t even get the Bible translated properly.

Does anyone actually believe in God anymore?

People are worshiping at the feet of a man – and sometimes a woman – and calling it Christianity. They claim to follow Christ, while lifting people up, to be above our Lord and Savior. And, if you think that you aren’t doing that, let me ask you:

Is there anyone that you do not allow to be criticized?

If there is, you have fallen into idolatry. I don’t care who it is, Donald Trump, Mother Teresa, Ronald Reagan, George Washington, or any other hero that you venerate… if I can’t offer objective criticism, you have a spiritual problem. And, I hope that there is no one in your life that you are not able to see as flawed and even foolish.

And, you had better include me in the ‘flawed and even foolish’ category. If you don’t, I’ll never talk to you again. Mrs. Little knows that I’m a moron, and you’d better agree with her – OR, ELSE!

Only one person deserves to be put on a pedestal, and that is Jesus Christ. He is the only one that ever walked the earth, who never ever should be criticized. EVER. That’s it. No one else gets that treatment.

Even in the spiritual realm, only the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are above all criticism. Yes, angels are without sin, but they are hardly perfect. For instance, Gabriel was less-than-successful in helping Daniel understand the vision that he received in chapter 8. And no, I’m not criticizing Gabriel. He did his best, and that’s always good enough. I doubt that anyone other than God could have given Daniel the ability to understand what he saw and heard in that chapter.

Oh, wait…

…did I just shake you up a bit?

Good.

Well, let me drop another bomb on you:

Ravi Zacharias is burning in Hell.

Anyone who is an unrepentant adulterer, liar, rapist and fornicator is going to Hell. I don’t care who you are, or what you claim to be. But, proof of unrepentance is proof of spiritual death. And we have abundant proof that Ravi was truly and spiritually dead.

You just cannot do what Ravi Zacharias did – and be unrepentant of it – and have eternal life. You just can’t. It’s not possible.

Now, let me be clear:

It’s not his sin that condemns Ravi Zacharias to Hell.

It’s his lack of repentance.

We all sin. We’re all morons. We all deserve to go to Hell. All of us. The only difference is that we are repentant. The difference is that we admit to our guilt and ask God to forgive us – and take relevant steps to not do it again. And, when we harm others, we do our best to undo the harm that we’ve done.

I first heard of what Ravi Zacharias had done, here:

Making Sense of the Ravi Zacharias Scandal

That’s David Wood on his YouTube channel Acts17Apologetics. David doesn’t pull any punches in that video, except that Ravi probably gets better treatment than he deserves. David doesn’t make the point about Ravi’s eternal destiny.

Here’s another, longer video:

What Ravi Did and Where We Go From Here

And, we had some indication that there were serious spiritual problems with Ravi Zacharias, here:

Apostasy Report – Ravi Zacharias Unmasked /2019 Video Exposed Him & Nobody Listened

Unfortunately, it gets worse:

Ravi Zacharias Pressured Me to Get an Abortion
https://julieroys.com/podcast/ravi-zacharias-pressured-me-to-get-an-abortion/

Here’s the intro from that link:

Today, she’s a retired police officer with 34 years of distinguished service. But in 1974, she was a scared, pregnant teenager. And she says Ravi Zacharias pressured her to get an abortion.

On this edition of The Roys Report, Julie speaks with Shirley Steward, who says when she was 17, she became pregnant with the child of Ravi Zacharias’ younger brother, Ramesh Zacharias. Distraught and scared, Steward said the two sought advice from Ravi, who at the time was an up-and-coming preacher in the Toronto church they both attended. To her shock, Steward says Ravi urged her to get an abortion.

For all these years, Steward says she’s lived with not only the devastating consequences of her decision, but with the shame of being called a liar when she’s tried to expose Ravi for what he did.

On this episode, you’ll hear Steward’s gut-wrenching story. You’ll also hear how Ravi responded to Steward’s accusation in a personal letter to her.

And hopefully, we’ll all gain a better understanding and compassion for the vulnerable who sometimes become casualties of the vain aspirations of others. 

I’m sorry, but Ravi Zacharias was a devil from at least 1974. You don’t get away with pressuring someone into murdering their children, and then being unrepentant about it.

Did he think that God would overlook this?

Did he think that his ‘good works’ would outweigh his sins?

Did he forget that God sees EVERYTHING?

As I think about how insane this is, I am tempted to name other names – names of evil men and women who have been used by Satan to break apart churches and harm spiritual lives. And, I am surprised at how willing other pastors are, to cover up the evil that is done in their own churches.

I just looked up one of those names. Yup. He still calls himself a ‘Christ Follower’. How utterly amazing. His name is Rick, and that’s as far as I’ll go in identifying him directly.

The interesting thing is that Rick and Ravi share one interesting characteristic that allowed them to go unchallenged in their sin:

A rich, vibrant voice coupled with a powerful charisma

They both knew how to speak well. And, when they got behind a microphone, people listened. They both had lots of charisma, and people fell for it.

Unfortunately, Rick is still out there tearing up churches and causing trouble. And, I have yet to see an ounce of humility in him, for his adultery. And, the only reason why he’s still able to cause trouble, is that people don’t hold him accountable.

It is long past time for Christians to hold their leaders accountable. One of the reasons why we are in so much trouble is that we have not been willing to critically examine our leadership. We have been unwilling to apply a Biblical model to our churches, and that needs to stop.

One day, we will all stand before the Lord and give an account for our thoughts and actions. Every single one. And, you won’t be able to point to your pastor for why you failed in your duty towards God.

Leave the personality cult.

Stop worshiping flawed leaders.

 

Links From The Past Week

Here is what I saw over the past few days.

 

MARTIN ARMSTRONG

To Our Readers in China – Happy New Year | Armstrong Economics

Putin’s Warnings at the World Economic Forum | Armstrong Economics

Governments are Creating Horror Scenarios for Lockdowns to Retain Power | Armstrong Economics

Brazil Minister tells WEF – “I’m not a great fan of … Great Reset” | Armstrong Economics

No Scientific Evidence that Masks do Anything! Sweden Banning Masks | Armstrong Economics

NY State Detention Camps for Anything the Governor Declares is a Threat? | Armstrong Economics

Half Country under Freezing Global Warming Temperatures | Armstrong Economics

60% of Americans Now Want a 3rd Party – Good Bye Republicans & Democrats | Armstrong Economics

Federal Reserve & Fake Conspiracies | Armstrong Economics

The Strange Events of Chance Behind Economic Revolutions | Armstrong Economics

XRP & the Rise of Barter | Armstrong Economics

COVID – A Convenient Virus | Armstrong Economics

Was Trump Just Naive? | Armstrong Economics

VIDEO

Woman Gets Police Home Visit Over Anti-Mask Facebook Post – YouTube

Celeb Cancelled Over “Fat Shaming” Meme – YouTube

Tucker: Inside the seedy world of the ‘Lincoln Project’ – YouTube

DOW 65,000! Escape to Where? Short Squeeze Gold/Silver Heading Higher- Martin Armstrong #5057 – YouTube

Tucker: Corrupt mainstream media takes lying to Olympic levels – YouTube

Politifact RUNS COVER for Dems on Doctored Impeachment Evidence – Viva Frei Vlawg – YouTube

Great power competition: Mideast implications – Jerusalem Studio 581 – YouTube

China’s Big European Failure – YouTube

Allah’s Body Parts | Mufti Abu Layth – YouTube

The Death of Reality in China – YouTube

If MECCA is so old, why is it NOWHERE historically? – YouTube

Poor Chinese Girl eats RATS – YouTube

China Is Running Out of Human Organs – YouTube

COVID Restrictions Could Last Forever, Experts Suggest – YouTube

Joe Biden Calls China’s Xi Jinping – YouTube

China Holds Joint Naval Drills with Russia, Iran in Indian Ocean – YouTube

How China Tracks Everyone – YouTube

Welcome to THE UPSIDE DOWN! – YouTube

All the fake news about failedpeachment, Texas wind power, Kamala Harris and more – YouTube

Israel’s northern front: challenges & opportunities – Jerusalem Studio 580 – YouTube

Krystal Ball: NO ONE Should Vote For Neera Tanden, Hillary’s Corrupt Hatchet Woman – YouTube

James O’Keefe x Tim Pool Interview Highlights 02-16-21 – YouTube

Jack Ma’s Dirty Secret | Power Struggle Rips Ant Financial – YouTube

EXCLUSIVE: Tour Of The Great Wall Nancy Pelosi Built [Benny On The Block 37] – YouTube

VERY IMPORTANT

New York Times identifies our latest crisis: “Unfettered conversations” taking place on new social media app, Clubhouse. | Not the Bee

Canada just sentenced a pastor to prison for breaking Rona rules after he was “tried in secret.” He must promise not to preach as a condition of his release! | Not the Bee

Missouri Girl Receives Kidney from Pre-K Teacher

Ravi Zacharias Pressured Me to Get an Abortion | The Roys Report

RZIM Suspends All Fundraising in Wake of Zacharias Scandal; Board Member Says He Won’t Resign | The Roys Report

WATCH: Police send late-night ‘Gestapo to intimidate’ mom for Facebook remark

Israel Suggests It May Ignore Joe Biden on Iran, After Biden Ignores Netanyahu

Scott Adams on Twitter: “This is fake news. Axios edited the quote to make it look like an absurd absolute. Original was “And so in many ways, we’re starting from scratch,” which is a defensible claim.” / Twitter

Scott Adams on Twitter: “The Fake News is so strong it even fooled Trump’s lawyer about the Fine People Hoax until he was preparing his defense and uncovered the lie.” / Twitter

Omega Shock on Twitter: “The forceful ‘unification of Taiwan’? It’s now okay for China to invade and massacre tens of millions of Taiwanese? Thank you Mr. President for murdering me. I live in Taiwan. I now get to die because of what you just said.” / Twitter

Ministers Still Pressuring Boris Johnson to Introduce ‘Domestic Passports’ to Enter Cinemas, Live Events – Summit News

Woman Gets Police Home Visit Over Anti-Mask Facebook Post – Summit News

Christian Pastor Jailed for Holding Church Services in Canada

S.C. Democrats Throw Tantrum as Fetal Heartbeat Bill Passes – PJ Media

THE ANTISEMITES RUNNING THIS PUBLICATION HAVE A POINT. – But, they still don’t understand the conflict. However, it is clear that the Biden administration gave the green light for ISIS support on Day ONE of their administration. Absolutely disgusting — The Syrian Arab Army Between The Hammer And The Anvil

South Carolina House Passes ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill

Tennessee Lawmakers Introduce Bill Allowing Fathers Say in Abortion

Facebook Says It Will Fact Check Global Warming ‘Misinformation’

Biden plans to ‘recalibrate’ U.S.-Saudi relations away from MbS – U.S. News – Haaretz.com

How Conspiracy Theorizing May Soon Get You Labelled a ‘Domestic Terrorist’ — Strategic Culture

Stop what you’re doing and read this unbelievably epic statement from that Canadian church whose pastor was jailed for preaching | Not the Bee

Biden Dismisses China’s Uyghur Genocide as Difference in “Cultural Norms” – Summit News

IMPORTANT

Trump’s impeachment lawyer just took the entire media establishment out behind the woodshed on live TV | Not the Bee

Cambridge University Panel: Winston Churchill A “White Supremacist” Leading Empire “Worse Than The Nazis” – Summit News

Dov Hikind on Twitter: “Hey @POTUS, How about you stop meddling in Israeli elections like your Democrat predecessors Clinton and Obama did and give @netanyahu, democratically elected leader of the only democracy in the Middle East, a CALL?! Are u capable of doing the right thing or ur not in control?! https://t.co/pVRJYeESEc” / Twitter

Texas Governor, House Speaker Call for Emergency Probe of Failing Power Grid

Opening the CIA’s Can of Worms – OffGuardian

Conspiracy Theories Are Caused By Government Secrecy | by Caitlin Johnstone | Feb, 2021 | Medium

The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Trump Acquitted (Again), But Trump Hatred Continues

How California and Florida took different approaches and ended with the same result | Daily Mail Online

Aerial images show hundreds of commercial jets gathering dust in huge airfields across US | Daily Mail Online

Report: National Guard To Stay In DC ‘Through Fall 2021’ – Summit News

A Russian Winter In Syria: Nearing Zero Hour

Joe Biden Finally Calls Benjamin Netanyahu 28 Days After Inauguration

Report: National Guard Could Stay in D.C. Until Fall

Kamala Harris Already Taking Head of State Phone Calls With World Leaders – American Greatness

Trump Lawyer Believed ‘Very Fine People’ Hoax Until Trial Prep

Joe Biden Aims to Erase Donald Trump’s Policies in Combating China

Blinken Tied to Firm That Received Chinese Money for U.S. Universities

Trump Responds: ‘Mitch Is a Dour, Sullen & Unsmiling Political Hack’

Biden withdraws Trump’s restoration of UN sanctions on Iran – Breitbart

Another Big Conflict Of Interest Emerges For Citadel Just Minutes Before The Congressional Hearing | ZeroHedge

oftwominds-Charles Hugh Smith: What Poisoned America?

The Rutherford Institute :: Techno-Censorship: The Slippery Slope from Censoring ‘Disinformation’ to Silencing Truth | By John W. Whitehead & Nisha Whitehead |

Congressmen: Swamp Pushing Fake QAnon Threat To Keep DC Under ‘Occupation’ – Summit News

Palestinians: EU Facilitating Hamas Victory :: Gatestone Institute

As China’s Big Tech Hits America, Biden Signals Surrender :: Gatestone Institute

“Confess Your Crime in Writing”: The Persecution of Christians, January 2021 :: Gatestone Institute

Palestinians: More Corruption as Biden Resumes Financial Aid :: Gatestone Institute

School Board Members Caught Mocking Parents Urging School Reopening

AGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!

Leftist sCiEnTiSts have now gone beyond parody, they are actually arguing that physical sexual organs are just social constructs. | Not the Bee

New York Times finally retracts fake news story which claimed Capitol police officer was killed by Trump supporters with a fire extinguisher | Not the Bee

How and why a nuclear reactor shut down in Texas cold snap when energy was needed most

Lincoln Project’s fundraising page down as scandals mount

“This Is About White Supremacy And Colonization”: Teacher Group Calls For Shakespeare To Be Removed From Reading Lists – JONATHAN TURLEY

Biden: “I Wake Up Every Morning And Say, ‘Where the Hell Are We?’” – Summit News

75% Of Republicans Want Trump To Play Big Role In GOP: Survey | ZeroHedge

An absurd look at the Marxist, ultra-woke “education” system in 2021 | Sovereign Man

A NYC public school principal reportedly sent white parents this guide on how to become “white traitors” and advocate for “white abolition” | Not the Bee

Whoopsie daisy! | Not the Bee

China’s Box Office Breaks World Record as U.S. Theaters Struggle with Bankruptcy

Conservatives, Energy Sector Oppose Neera Tanden for OMB: Hurts U.S.

Left-Wing Nation Essay Calls for ‘Blue-State Secession’

“First Lady Jill Biden Wore a Scrunchie While Shopping and People Felt So Seen” is a real headline a real adult journalist wrote. | Not the Bee

New report shows over $100 BILLION in Rona relief has been stolen or “misspent” 👀 | Not the Bee

Must see: UK police raid “illegal” yoga gathering because this is now clown world | Not the Bee

CDC: Flu Activity Unusually Low, 165 Hospitalizations in Last 4 Months

Hollywood Celebrities Celebrate Rush Limbaugh Death: ‘Cancer Killed the Cancer’

Watch: This person believes obesity is an “anti-black” myth “created by Western medicine” | Not the Bee

The Reason Why A Lot Of People Are Leaving San Francisco Might Surprise You | End Of The American Dream

5 Of 7 Republican Senators Who Convicted Trump Have Been Censured In Home States | ZeroHedge

German Study: Laboratory Accident Most Likely Cause of Coronavirus Pandemic – Swiss Policy Research

John Kerry: ‘We Have Nine Years’ Until Climate Crisis — ‘There’s No Room for B.S. Anymore’

Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks straight up mocks Texans struggling due to freezing weather and power outages because hey at least Joe Rogan is suffering. | Not the Bee

Check out this extensive list of genders NYU accepts and decide if you’re a Maverick Demiboi or a Novigender Two-Spirit | Not the Bee

Biden Signs Executive Order Ending Trump Industry Apprenticeship Program

Democrat Border Town Mayor BEGS Biden For Help As The Border Crisis Intensifies

Retired General Leading Capitol Review Has A History Of Peddling Far-Left Conspiracy Theories | The Daily Caller

FNC’s Chris Wallace Praises Biden: ‘He Is Not Getting Pushed Around by the Left’

Confirmed: Biden Cancer Initiative Spent on Salaries — and Little Else

20 Absolutely Horrible Things That The Left Said About Rush Limbaugh Right After He Died

“This Is About White Supremacy And Colonization”: Teacher Group Calls For Shakespeare To Be Removed From Reading Lists – JONATHAN TURLEY

Another whoopsie daisy! | Not the Bee

HUMOR

Asok Isolates Too Well – Dilbert Comic Strip on 2021-02-13 | Dilbert by Scott Adams

Industry Trends – Dilbert Comic Strip on 2021-02-14 | Dilbert by Scott Adams

Biden Orders Kung Pao Chicken During First Official Call With China | The Babylon Bee

Public School Teachers Continue To Insist Their Jobs Are Non-Essential | The Babylon Bee

Trump Now Most Acquitted President In History | The Babylon Bee

Americans Call For More Trump Impeachment Trials As Long As It Keeps Congress Occupied | The Babylon Bee

Sarcasm Or Stupidity – Dilbert Comic Strip on 2021-02-16 | Dilbert by Scott Adams

Democrats Vow To Follow The Science Of Whichever Union Donates The Most Money | The Babylon Bee

Dr. Fauci Takes Group Of Schoolchildren Hostage, Demands Stimulus Bill As Ransom | The Babylon Bee

Infographic: How To Tell Satire From Disinformation | The Babylon Bee

Worth Praising – Dilbert Comic Strip on 2021-02-17 | Dilbert by Scott Adams

Southern Poverty Law Center Adds Itself To List Of Hate Groups | The Babylon Bee

Dogbert Gets Greenland – Dilbert Comic Strip on 2021-02-18 | Dilbert by Scott Adams

To Save Time, The Babylon Bee Will Now Just Republish Everything Biden Says Verbatim | The Babylon Bee

Poll Finds Most People Would Rather Be Annihilated By Giant Tidal Wave Than Continue To Be Lectured By Climate Change Activists | The Babylon Bee

Support Grows For All Of Congress To Be Permanently Relocated To Cancun | The Babylon Bee

12 Environmentally Safe Ways For You Peasants To Stay Warm This Winter | The Babylon Bee

Biden Announces Ambitious Goal Of $100 Per Gallon Gas By End Of First 100 Days In Office | The Babylon Bee

Survey determines Americans’ least favorite pizza topping and it isn’t pineapple. | Not the Bee

Entire Baptist Church Still Pretending Not To Drink | The Babylon Bee

 

I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.Proverbs 22:3

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16 thoughts on “Stop Worshiping Leaders”

  1. Hi John,
    I would like to get your opinion on the New Testament translation from Aramaic by Victor Alexander. Thank you and God bless you.

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    • Oh dear. You zeroed in on a painful question. I want to believe that he repented of his sins, and that Proverbs demonstrates that. BUT, we don’t have absolute proof that Proverbs was a ‘book of repentance’. So yeah, as painful as that is, we have to assume that he burns in Hell. Excellent comment, as always, Bondo! – JL

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  2. Hi John

    https://youtu.be/h_WETBpPhKU

    I wanted to share with you this video that a fellow shared with me recently. This woman really knows her stuff and is blessed with a good sense of humor. I think you would enjoy her website http://www.goodpatriot.com Nothing Qanon here too, Yay!!

    I also wanted to thank you again for your ministry. The video you sent dissecting the disinformation about the Time magazine article entitled, “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election” really came in handy in a discussion I was having with a leftist leaning friend, the timing of that was truly perfect. That guy in the video talks faster than I can think but the few points that I picked up were enormously helpful in combating the lies that are so rampant in our society toady. God bless you and your wife as you seek to love and serve our Lord and savior Jesus Christ

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  3. Hi John
    just was delving into that good patriot website more. Seems like a fair and legit website but lots of layers to it, certainly more than this woman posting videos. Just wanted you to know so you could check it out before you would share the website information and/or her video

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  4. You included John MacArthur & Justin Peters in your false teacher list. Can you explain why you considered them to be false teachers???

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    • Hi Fred,

      I’m afraid that John MacArthur has made some morally questionable decisions that look really corrupt. Further, he has allied himself with others who are definitely false teachers. Just look at what Joshua Chavez at Servus Christi has exposed.

      Not good. Really not good.

      But then, there are some doctrinal statements that he has made that are an abomination. Like, you can take the Mark of the Beast and not go to Hell. And, he has never repented of that statement.

      Extremely bad.

      And, what I know about Justin Peters comes from Joshua Chavez, also. Justin has made some questionable decisions and questionable alliances, and has criticized others for doing what he has done. This isn’t on the same level as Paula White or Benny Hinn, but it’s still a problem.

      I hope that helps, Fred.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

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  5. I was wondering if you would do a blog entry on Ravi.

    My heart is so broken. I have seen false shepherds, discerned false shepherds, experienced false shepherds, and have called out people for not confronting when it should have been done. I could go on, but what’s the point.

    At the end of the day, all we can do is make sure we are constantly examining ourselves and be transparent.

    And yes, friends will be lost and enemies will be made. They may come around and they may not. That is the way it is when dealing with people ensnared by cults of all sorts. Everyone has a choice, even when they don’t think they do. Just choose well.

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