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Hello my name is Jerral Campfield and this web site is dedicated to Moral Recognition Therapy using Biblical principles. Please come back often to join me in understanding Gods hands are outstretched still to forgive.

John Bevere's Book Under Cover and my thoughts!  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Thursday, 04 August 2005

Subject: What is going on? We have studied John Bevereís Book Under Cover and I know Authority is misunderstood today like never before. We are living in a very perplexing time of the Church, when people are being deceived like Matthew 24: 3-4 mentions. Many are denying the doctrines of their denominations, creation, fall of man, atonement, return of the Lord etc.

Many are saying, we are not living under the Law, it's now grace. Grace to do anything we want with no consequences; that is a trick of the enemy.

Godís Word is full of how important it is we obey, then Godís grace is extended to us. It is not superior talents, or skills, but God taking nobodies and making them some bodies, as they give themselves to the Lord. It's not education, philosophy, or theological authority, but Gods authority, we need to become obedient to. People are saying, Gods law is no longer binding, that is a lie from Satan himself. We need to look to the Lamb of God, for He alone is able to save us, is a song the Church used to sing. What is going on, or happening, when the Church is no longer meeting the needs of the people? Do we know what the needs are as leaders with in and out side the Church? Look around and see the people that are hurting, not being able to communicate in the home, divorce running rampant, with communication at an all time low.

Children crying out for discipline, finding instead no one really cares. Our concept of Love is; we do not want to hurt our precious child, and wonder why children want to run away from home, or get out of the Church, when they get married on their own. How long can one tolerate disregard for rules and laws of the State or Nation, even the Constitutions of our Churches and By-Laws? We need a standard that condemns the guilty and justifies the Obedient and that is the Word of God.

We are seeing atheism control our Nation and Churches, agnostic, secular humanism does not benefit mankind, for it teaches creation science, sex education, and moral values generally, which is destroying all sense of right. Situation ethic is what it is all about, sin is not sinful, righteousness is not desirable, do your thing, it is ok, everyone is doing it. This mentality has crept into the Church, because of lack of Godly Authority in the Pulpits of the World. We need to submit to the governing power of the Word of God, not man's thinking. Note Adam and Eve at the Garden they submitted to Satan, who was as close to man as one could get. Eve Disobeyed, she saw, desired, took and gave to Adam, he did not question; he ate, then they both knew they had sinned and hid and covered themselves. Whoís authority did they not understand, mans or Gods? We are sowing disobedience and reaping lawlessness. It is seen in the lack of communication in the Church, many dictating the Lords will for the Church, with out regard for the Boards opinion or the Churches opinion. Ask the Pastor,is heard more than anytime in my 45 years being a Christian. Arenít the Pastor and the Board supposed to be working together with the people within the membership of the Church? That is what brings unity, and prevents division, for we trust one another, and correct one another by the Word of God. The Bible is of no private interpretation, if it is not good for all something is wrong, and needs to be questioned. This is seen in Broken marriages in the Church. Life not respected; aborting babies and taking of life in rages. No longer marriage vows that stand for the protection of the families, but lawlessness & corruption are sweeping our nation and world, like a red tide, killing so many and damaging relationships beyond repair. Evil surmising, hypocrisy, estrangement, emulation, strife, betrayal of scared trust, indulgence to basic lust, is causing the Church untold heartache and pain. Isaiah 59:14 (NKJV) "Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter." The Supreme Court over riding the Sodomy Laws, now anything goes in the bed rooms of America. Men marrying men and women marring men or any otherliving thing, is now ok. We need to teach Gods law, obedience to the Word by listening to what it says. It is not spiritualism we need, or Buddhist meditation. Hollywood and our musical world, along with American culture is portraying sin is ok. That is what sells, the more bazaar, the greater the interest, inside the Church and outside.

We need to get back to the basics, that is growing more into the image of God. We need Gods Word hidden in our hearts, so we do not sin against God. In God we trust, needs to ring out from the Churches of the world. Protestants need to protest what's going on in Churches that are under dictators and heads of the Church given authority with no accountability. Satan; Spiritualisms sees miracles, healings, wonders and faith Manifested in divine power, "Spirit Guides", "Channeling", is not of the Lord, but all of these are the spirit of the world. Can we see many in the Church loving today what the world loves and Satan wants them to be united in one body. He is doing all he can to show us what God said, is not the truth. Letís understand, the kingdom of the world and the Kingdom of God are separate, they do not mix. Let's know the truth, hear and understand our responsibility by obeying the word of God. It is not mans voice, but God speaking to us and hopefully we can hear. Satan is having a field day because Christians are not on guard, protecting or resisting the basic urges of mankind. Col 3:5-11 (NKJV) 5 "Therefore put to death your members which are on The earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, 7 in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them. 8 But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, 10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, 11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all." Many want to blame God for all the ills of the world that befall man, But man chooses and reaps what they sow. Satan is exercising his power Causing lots of unrest and division in the Church.

Isaiah 24:5-6 (NKJV) "The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants, Because they have transgressed the laws, Changed the ordinance, Broken the everlasting covenant. 6 Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, And those who dwell in it are desolate. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, And few men are left." 1 Kings 18:17-18 (NKJV) 17 "Then it happened, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, "Is that you, O troubled of Israel?" 18 And he answered, "I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father's house have, in that you have forsaken the commandments of the LORD and have followed the Baals."

Lets not be deceived, God is not mocked, lets not exalt ourselves over God, as is seen many times in the Church today. Ministers thinking they are better than the pew and it stinks in the nostrils of God. God never Forces the will on the conscience of man, he allows us to choose whom we are going to serve. Satan wants to control and we see it by the many addictions that are running rampant today. Letís not lose our bearings and look to man, or programs, becoming corrupt, stubborn and in contempt of Gods authority. What is happening to you and your relationship to God? Who are you Putting your faith in man or God? Can you live for God in a Country that is anti God? Who do you worship? Who do you reverence? Are you Praying to the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings, the creator of this universe? Apostles, prophets, evangelist, pastors and teacher are for the Perfecting of the Saints to edify the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-12. So what is going on in Leadership, what are we doing? It has been said, ďNo Servant of the Lord has finished his work when sheep fall so short of the goal set before them by God.Ē Lets preach holiness, without which man will not see God.

Letís learn the instructions Paul gave to Titus in the 2nd chapter and we will begin to see the importance God placed upon all Christians regardless of rank or authority. The Church needs to get back to realizing we are Ambassadors, Representatives, Lights and Salt of the world and our works show it, itís Gods Doctrine. Are we living soberly in our drunken world? The world is unrighteous, what are we as Christians? The world is getting more ungodly, are we getting Godly? It is good to know itís not I, but Christ living in us, that gives us the power needed to live an overcoming life, in the pulpit and the pew. We are not to stink, but have a powerful aroma of Godís mercy and grace in our lives.

Chaplain Jerral Campfield

Department of Corrections

Restitution Center Union Gap, WA

jerral.campfield@co.yakima.wa.us

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