EVERY TRUE CHRISTIAN IS ALSO A ‘PROTESTANT’!
Every true Christian worth his salt is a ‘Protestant’! For the One he follows as a disciple is a Protestant! Read His “Woe unto scribes and Pharisees!” which were hurled at the religious establishment of His day! Read the record of His apostle whose spirit was “stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry!” [Acts 17:16] And he protested against it!
God is looking for men who will not just peach the truth but who will cry out against the Lie!
The charge of God to every child of His is to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove (expose) them!” [Eph 5:11] Meaning : when someone wishes you a “Merry Christmas!” just don’t ‘grin and bear it’ but take a stand and say, “Sorry I do not observe this Pagan holiday!” And if God opens the door, go on to preach the true Christ using that opportunity!
“Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?” [Psalm 94:16] “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins!” [Isaiah 58:1]
The question today is still, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” [Isaiah 6:8] Don’t be a wimp and say, “Here am I . . . send my sister!” But rather say with the prophet – “Here am I; send ME!”
Listen beloved, The Roman Catholic ‘Church’ whom the Bible decries as the ‘Great Whore’ (Rev 17:1) hasn’t cleaned up her act and repented of her fornications (she never will) but is even now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner, to catch the unwary and gullible and kiss them; and with an impudent face say unto them, “I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.” [Prov 7:6-27]
And the ‘Christmas bed’ is one very beguiling and irresistible ‘bed’ few so called ‘Christians’ can resist! HOW do I know this? Because in this very city where I live the Baptists, the Methodists and the Pentecostals and almost every established ‘Christian’ denomination come together along with the Roman Catholics to have a “United Christmas Celebration”! “Oh we’re trying to put Christ back into Christmas.” they whimper. Fools! Christ was NEVER A PART of this Pagan abomination to start with!
“But WHAT is “Christmas?” Does not the very term itself denote it’s source – “Christ-mass.” Thus it is of Roman origin, brought over from paganism. But, says someone, Christmas is the time when we commemorate the Savior’s birth. It is? And WHO authorized such commemoration? Certainly God did not. The Redeemer bade His disciples “remember” Him in His death, but there is not a word in scripture, from Genesis to Revelation, which tells us to celebrate His birth. Moreover, who knows when, in what month, He was born? The Bible is silent thereon. It is without reason that the only “birthday” commemorations mentioned in God’s Word are Pharaoh’s (Gen. 40:20) and Herod’s (Matt. 14:6)? Is this recorded “for our learning?” If so, have we prayerfully taken it to heart?
And WHO is it that celebrates “Christmas?” The whole “civilized world.” Millions who make no profession of faith in the blood of the Lamb, who “despise and reject Him,” and millions more who while claiming to be His followers yet in works deny Him, join in merrymaking under the pretense of honoring the birth of the Lord Jesus. Putting it on it’s lowest ground, we would ask, is it fitting that His friends should unite with His enemies in a worldly round of fleshly gratification? Does any true born again soul really think that He whom the world cast out is either pleased or glorified by such participation in the world’s joys? Verily, the customs of the people are VAIN; and it is written, “Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil” (Ex. 23:2). – A.W. Pink
“For what peace in the Church without Truth? All conformity to anything else is but the agreement of Herod and Pilate to destroy Christ and His Kingdom”. And again, “An agreement without truth is no peace, but a covenant with death, a league with hell, a conspiracy against the Kingdom of Christ and a stout rebellion against the God of Heaven”. [John Owen]
In the light of the above statements does it not grieve the spirit of the true child of God to see those who are supposed to be Protesting against Rome jump into bed with her and embrace her children as ‘brethren’?
“Oh, but I am not a “Protestant’” says one, “I am just a “Christian”!
Thou fool! Knowest thou not that a ‘Christian’ and a “Protestant” are spiritually synonymous!
A ‘Christian’ is not just someone who embraces that which Christ loves, but one who HATES EVERYTHING which He abhors!
“Through Thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I HATE EVERY FALSE WAY”! [Psalm 119:104]
The Apostle’s admonition to you who call yourself a ‘Christian’ is as we have said above to – “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather REPROVE them”. [Eph 5:11] The word ‘reprove’ according to Strong’s means to ‘tell a fault’ confute and rebuke – in other words to PROTEST!
Was Jesus (the one you claim to follow) a ‘Protestant’? Go back and read about the time when your Lord made a scourge of small cords and drove out of the temple those who were making a merchandise of His Father’s house! This is one of the few instances which is recorded in ALL the four gospels. Must be PRETTY IMPORTANT! And the Apostle tells us WHY he did it – “It was written, The zeal of Thine house hath EATEN ME UP”! [John 2:17]
Trust me, if you have even a little bit of Christ’s Spirit, then this SAME ZEAL ‘will eat you up’!
How can you claim to be a Christian, if you are not PROTESTING against that which parades in your Lord’s garb, while making MERCHANDISE OF THE SOULS OF MEN?! [Rev 18:13]
Something’s SERIOUSLY WRONG with the ‘Christian’ who can shake hands with a Roman Catholic and call him a ‘brother’!
I am not advocating that you hate the Roman Catholic, but you have got to HATE THE SYSTEM! For it is the spirit of ANTICHRIST! You must be willing to fight it ‘tooth and nail’ to your last dying breath! All of Christ’s true brethren fought this evil system and some of them sealed their testimony with their blood!
If you haven’t already done so, go get yourself a book called ‘The Book of Martyrs’ by John Foxe and read it and weep! And don’t just weep, take up the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God and cut this system and the devil which rules it to the heart!
May God help us!!