Red Level Alert! We've Been Invaded by the RE People!

Red Level Alert!

Be On The Lookout!

We've Been Invaded by the RE People!

What about these RE "invaders?" Are they aliens from a foreign planet? No -- unfortunately they are members of the human race on planet earth. More about their identity will follow a description of their malicious and deadly work. What is it that these people do?

Be forewarned that these people attempt to:

    REinvent God -- they have fashioned a deity of many shapes and forms that gives approval to human behavior which the true and living God labels to be an abomination according to His clear revelation to us. In addition the Bible pictures God as a father figure Who loves, provides, protects, and redeems, but the RE people at times want a "mother" god or maybe even a rather impersonal "it."

    Jesus always, without exception, referred to God as Father, and never as mother. Never once did Jesus so much as even hint that we should take a different view than He. Since He is the best friend I have, and I've been in a close personal relationship with Him for nearly half a century, I'll stick with His approach and view of Who and what God is!

    Note just a few of Jesus' statements in which He referred to God as the heavenly Father:

    "In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.....Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?.....If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!.....Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.....Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.".....At that time Jesus answered and said, "I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight.....All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and he to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.....But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.".....But Jesus answered them, "My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.".....Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.....Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel. For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will. For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him. Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man. Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth; those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me." -- Matthew 6:9,26; 7:11,21; 10:32,33; 11:25-27; John 4:23; 5:17-30

    Now then -- are you willing to take on a real challenge? Slowly go through the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and see how many times Jesus refers to God as Father -- again, note that you will not find one time in which He referred to God as "mother!" Does this mean that He was really a "male chauvinist pig" in disguise? Among the RE people there may be those who would say, "Yes, He was!"

    REdirect our "roots" -- in a number of institutions of learning, it is rather common to be taught that there is no such thing as "divine creation" or by "law" such teaching is simply not permitted -- what is permitted is the teaching that we are simply products of an evolutionary process -- the result of moving from a lower form to a higher form of existence! God is not the all powerful eternal self existing Being involved in creating something out of nothing resulting in a mighty universe -- that is, if there is a God, He never gave a command so that whereas absolutely nothing existed, suddenly material matter came into existence! We simply don't dare suggest to our young folk in a public school setting that God spoke and great things happened in response to every command which He uttered!

    Christians in their resolve to be true to the faith they profess take the book of Genesis and its detailed record of beginnings seriously. We are in a crisis on this subject due to the fact that the vast majority of our young are exposed to some form of evolutionary heresy and are led to believe that we are NOT the result of a planned intentional creative act of Almighty God! However, if you dare, take a sober look at the following statements -- not personal opinion, but statements of fact about the origin of life and God's purpose for it:
    Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.....And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.....Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; and I ordained you a prophet to the nations.".....For You have formed my inward parts; You have covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You.....Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved. -- Genesis 1:26,27; 2:7; Jeremiah 1:4,5; Psalm 139:13-18; Ephesians 1:3-6

    However, the RE people have done their work well in persuading large numbers of us that life is not all that significant -- just a tad or two above the stuff that slithers through a smelly swamp -- and as a tragic by-product, it presents no problem to a substantial number of persons that unborn life can be destroyed with no serious consequences taking place! After all, it's our "constitutional right" to destroy the unborn and often it is a very convenient thing to do, is it not?

    Unborn Babies Brutally
    Mutilated and Murdered

    since Roe vs. Wade
    January 1973

    Watch this for 60 to 90 seconds
    and see what happens!

    REshape the religious landscape of the world -- to the RE people (and remember, they'll try to convince you too!) all religions are on an equal plane, with no one superior to any other, and this includes Christianity! So in their "reshaping" process we come up with an "off the wall" opinion that religion is somewhat the same as entering a gigantic buffet which offers anything and everything when it comes to food -- pick and choose what suits your personal whims and fancies -- and so the same applies in your choices concerning religion -- one is as good as another! Even President Bush seemed to move in that direction in November 2003 when at a news conference with Tony Blair in England a response was made to a question about Muslims and Christians -- the president said, "I believe we worship the same God!" Take a little trip through the Koran and through the Bible and then see if you can honestly make the same statement -- that Muslims and Christians worship the same God!

    What upsets the "reshapers" are those Christians who radically insist without compromise that Christianity is not only superior to all the other religious expressions in the world but also exclusive due to the Person of Jesus Christ and the nature of His claims, demands, and accomplishments. His primary accomplishment lies in the irrefutable truth of His being God in human form and Who took upon Himself every sin committed by every human being, sacrificed His life to pay the penalty for all those sins thus satisfying God's unchanging justice, rose again from the dead following that sacrifice, and is scheduled to return to this chaotic planet again to rule as King of kings and Lord of lords forever!

    Take a real close look at Jesus' absolute demands He has placed on all of us humans and the exclusive claims He made regarding Himself which no other religious figure in the history of the human race has ever dared to make -- go to The Way -- The Truth -- The Life -- use return feature on web browser to come back here.

    REfurbish the truth -- there are no absolutes which are unchanging with the passing of time! To this deceived bunch, truth is relative -- that is, something may be true today, but tomorrow or at some point in the future, it may not be. This is very helpful for one infected by this virus of deception, because then you are able to justify immoral behavior, etc. Or as some put it to us at the present time -- God is giving us "new" revelation -- what may have been considered immoral in the past is no longer so -- it is good and when one lives in a "committed, partnered, loving" relationship with another person, even one of the same sex, then it is good, because God is giving us "new" revelation on such matters and He now gives His full approval! The RE people are nothing more than a RErun of history at the time of the Judges -- "In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes." (Judges 21:25).

    Christians who resolve to be true to the faith will come under fire for refusing to back down from a fundamental conviction -- God's revelation is complete and the ultimate authority in matters of faith and the practice of that faith -- it is all found in a compiled volume of information commonly referred to as the Bible!

    "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.".....All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.....Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, because "All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, but the word of the LORD endures forever." Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you. -- Luke 21:33; 2 Timothy 3:16,17; 1 Peter 1:22-25

    REsurvey the God-given boundary lines of human sexuality and how it is to be expressed and experienced. The RE people declare new boundary lines as a result of the new survey they have done and the boundaries are now different. Wherein God has declared same-sex activity and relationships to be an abomination, we are now told that such are acceptable. This poses a very serious problem -- if the boundary line imposed by God regarding same-sex activity has been changed and the new boundary as established by the RE people allows for same-sex activity, then does this mean the boundary line is also shifted to allow for fornication, adultery, bestiality, incest, rape, etc? In the REsurvey and the REestablishing of new boundaries, who then is to say these others cannot be included as being acceptable in the shift as well?

    Christians, true to their faith and to God's revelation on matters of human sexuality, are determined to abide by the original boundary lines as God established them. One of the primary benefits is peace with God by being obedient in honoring His boundary lines and the side benefit of being free from disease which is a plague of epidemic proportions among those who have attempted to shift the boundary lines to their preferences! In a further attempt to justify the shifting of the boundary lines, the RE people brazenly point out that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality -- agreed, He never said anything explicitly, but He most certainly did implicitly -- what all do you suppose He was referring to by way of moral law when He said:

    "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven." --Matthew 5:17-18

    REdefine marriage and family -- as the RE people have attempted to RE survey and REestablish the God-imposed boundaries of human sexuality, it follows that they would then proceed to REdefine marriage and family. The country is caught up in conflict over issues of same-gender couples legally entering into a marriage covenant and legally adopting children. At this point we have witnessed the illegal issuing of marriage licenses in certain locations of the country and thousands of "couples" (same gender variety) getting "married." A lesbian United Methodist pastor was acquitted by a jury of her peers when she was put on trial for being a confessing open and avowed lesbian living in an intimate relationship with another woman. Just a few days before the trial began on March 17, 2004 in Bothell WA, this pastor and her partner of a few years were "married," having obtained a marriage license in one of the few locations where such licenses had been made available!

    Christians true to their faith take great exception to this trend to REdefine marriage and family, noting that God's revelation starts at the beginning with the first human pair by identifying what marriage is and who the participants are -- that is, one male and one female joined together in a very special union. Jesus later confirms it by making reference to the Genesis record of the institution of marriage.

    And Adam said: "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man." Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.....And He answered and said to them, "Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate." -- Genesis 2:23,24; Matthew 19:4-6

    It must be noted, and Christians without apology must affirm this, that nowhere in the totality of God's revelation is there ever mention made of marriage consisting of 2 men joined together or 2 women joined together in such a sacred bond for the rest of their lives! But as mentioned, we are plagued with the RE people who don't give a hill of beans as to how God defines marriage -- He is conveniently shoved aside in the name of "new revelation" which permits and sanctions same-sex "marriage!"

RE "Invaders" Identified
-- at least up to a point!

Yes, I know -- you've been reading some things about the RE "invaders" -- now the question -- just who are they and where are they? Bear in mind that Christians true to the faith as clearly revealed in the holy Scriptures are a distinct minority group in this nation! Yes, we are greatly outnumbered when it comes to taking our stand for what is right and true and placing ourselves in total agreement with God's revelation as to what life is all about and how it is to be lived! The majority wants nothing to do with this -- the best that some out of that "majority" can do is make a hollow profession about being "Christian" but to adhere to holy standards as God has defined them, forget it!

The RE people have permeated our culture more powerfully than yeast permeates bread dough! They are found in:

  • the elected leadership of our nation, starting at the federal level and working all the way down through the state level to the cities, towns, counties, and townships. The record will reveal that a common trait among elected officials is how they have repeatedly conspired in the most obscene fashion to increase salary and perk benefits for themselves -- selfishness and greed go hand-in-hand among this bunch -- fear God and practice His standards for leadership in the governing process? "What's that? Well, maybe, after I make sure I have my nest feathered abundantly -- but that will take just about all the years I hold on to an elected office, while I throw a few "bones" to the citizens to make them think I am representing them!" Oh, in case you think the statement about their "salaries" and "perks" is a bit harsh, just take a look at what they get and compare to the average citizen's pay and benefits in the districts or states the elected officials are supposed to represent -- you won't feel like eating for a while!

  • the leadership within the church which professes to be Christian in faith. Now in this you have different groups which exert influence within the church, either directly or indirectly. These include those regarded as theologians, "scholars," seminary professors, college professors in church-related colleges, church leaders such as bishops or other high ranking persons in a church structured hierarchy, pastors, teachers, pastors and lay folks who serve in a church at the national level in various boards and agencies, etc. If these hold to a Biblical world view on basic issues of human life and existence, well and good! But, if there is a departure from that and they begin to adopt some of the theological and philosophical garbage as described previously, then we have a monumental problem -- which is precisely what we have at the present time when one begins to assess the moral, ethical, and spiritual climate of the United States of America!

  • the leadership and staffing of our schools of learning. Stop and think for a moment -- children start down the road of learning at an early age -- it starts in the home with the parents (or as has been brought to our attention, a growing number of "families" now consist of a "single" parent plus the curse of same-gender couples who insist on "raising" children!) -- if the parents are not truly God-fearing, then the children already have 3 strikes against them! Then it is on to pre-school, kindergarten, elementary, junior high, senior high, college and university, and eventually graduate school. As previously mentioned, the teaching of some damnable doctrine related to evolution is rather widespread -- divine creation is a no-no in most of the educational process! Added to this is the fact that some professors seem to feel it is their "calling" to cut students loose from the "apron strings" of their parents' faith in those rare cases where the student is known to be a Christian! The educational structure of the country is inundated with RE people!

  • the mass media culture has RE people overflowing our country like a gigantic tidal wave 50 feet high! Note where you find them:

    • among a sizable group of publishers, editors, and journalists in the nation's newspapers.

    • among a sizable group of publishers, editors, and writers of books and magazines.

    • among the group of those who own and operate television networks, with powerful and influential people attempting to dictate what our way of life should be either explicitly or implicitly -- counterparts are found also in radio networks -- call-in talk shows are extremely popular as they feature high profile personalities who too often regard themselves as self appointed "authorities" on just about any subject you wish to name!

    • in Hollywood and the movie industry with a host of personalities whose personal morality leaves a lot to be desired, but who exert a powerful influence on the citizens of our republic -- and when interviewed, their expounding on the issues of life is not just "off base" -- they're over the left field wall and long gone! Or as Lucy so plainly told Charlie Brown, "You are a foul ball in the line drive of life -- 3 putts on the 18th green -- in the shadow of your own goal posts -- a miscue!" These people are all of that and more!

    • in the music industry which has exerted a powerful influence on our young -- "musicians" are nothing short of idols to be worshipped and imitated in every way possible -- needless to say, the lifestyles exhibited by the majority of "musicians" is diametrically opposed to a standard known as "holiness of life" as spelled out in plain terms by the Creator of this universe!

In addition to all the foregoing influences of RE people who function in the many strata of our republic there is one other type of which we need to be aware. These are the ones that are known and can be very close to us. They can be neighbors, close friends, and even family members, BUT they are not really that interested in what God expects of us, what His will and purpose is for us, and how we fit into the plan He is fulfilling! We need to be cautious when dealing with those who simply coast along in life on their "opinions" but have never checked the final authority on all the issues of life and its final destiny. God has plainly addressed all these things and it is His desire that we familiarize ourselves with what He has to say about them.

In times like these, the Christian is challenged daily to be vigilant and alert, with the realization that he or she is going to be bombarded with the deceptive messages of the RE people. The line of defense is living in obedience to God's will and depending on the Holy Spirit's guidance in determining what is true and what is false!

"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you......I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you." --John 14:26; 16:12-15

"These things I command you, that you love one another. If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me." --John 15:17-21

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. -- 1 John 4:1-6

Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. -- Colossians 2:8

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.

2 Timothy 3:1-7; 2 Peter 2:1,2 NKJV

"Therefore you shall speak all these words to them, but they will not obey you. You shall also call to them, but they will not answer you. So you shall say to them, 'This is a nation that does not obey the voice of the LORD their God nor receive correction. Truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth.'"
Jeremiah 7:27,28 NKJV

"Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies," says the Lord GOD. "Therefore turn and live!"
Ezekiel 18:31,31 NKJV

April 6, 2004
Clayton D. Harriger
Elder in full connection
Western Pennsylvania Annual Conferenc
The United Methodist Church
and presently pastor of
Gipsy Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Gipsy, Pennsylvania

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