THE ANTICHRIST AGENDA

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July 21, 2021

Today’s post is from my brother, Tim Sheets. It is very strong, but needs to be said.

THE ANTICHRIST AGENDA

In recent weeks, Holy Spirit has been speaking to me from the book of Jude. Jude has only one chapter; verse 3 tells us to earnestly contend for the Christian faith. “Earnestly contend” is the Greek word epagonizomai, meaning to zealously fight, struggle or wrestle; battle intensely; to take part in a contest or to compete.(1) In this context it means to fight for a principle, a declaration of facts, in order to maintain truth. Truth must be maintained or weeds – otherwise known as lies – grow. God is calling the ekklesia to battle for principle, to vocalize truth and fight for “God-facts.”

It is time for a blitz push of God’s ekklesia to confront, bind, beat down and dismantle a demonic religion that has taken root in our nation. It is influencing our entire culture, having also taken root in much of our government, and is seeking to destroy several of our nation’s foundations. This religion is humanism.

Humanism can also be called progressivism, liberalism, democratic socialism, or politically correct “wokeness.” These are subtle words that sound innocent, but they are actually terms that have replaced naziism, marxism, and communism. Humanism seeks to displace Jehovah God and His Word within a culture promoting an antiChrist agenda through a progressive government.

Humanism has doctrines it preaches and evangelism strategies it engages in. Sadly, “nominal” churches (churches “in name only”) are embracing this heretical gospel. Proverbs 21:16 tells us there are congregations of the dead; lifeless institutions that embrace and teach the antithesis of God’s Word. We must understand and confront this, extending a welcome to people that exodus from liberal, pretend churches. I believe this exodus is now beginning because of their hunger for truth and God’s presence. The real church must now rise up and speak the truth more loudly than what 1 Timothy 4:1 calls demonic doctrine. We must do so boldly, without compromising the Word of God for any law, leader or liberal idea.

Many colleges and universities have become humanistic temples indoctrinating our children. It’s no wonder many of them come out of college thinking like humanists and atheists. Professors are teaching demon-doctrines in many universities: socialism, communism, naziism, gender confusion, racial confusion, no rules, no work ethic and no Judeo-Christian values. Parents are now in a position of having to think about where it is safe to send their children for higher education because, clearly, some of our more recognizable schools are little more than humanist seminaries taught by humanist priests – called “tenured professors” – who are evangelizing our children.

The anti-Christian and anti-American garbage taught in some of our universities is polluting the minds of their student parishioners. This is compromising parental and church influence and is contributing to the destruction of this nation.

The ekklesia must expose this and contend against it aggressively. Our voice must be heard in as many ways as possible: locally, regionally, and nationally. And of course, we must vote based on biblical values. We must answer the war against Christianity and its values. We must also answer the persecution coming against principles we hold dear and push back against the violent rhetoric. We must push back against demonic “wokeness.”

If we do not do this, we will experience complete tyranny. Those who oppose us have already begun conditioning us to obey them. In order to see where we’re headed, look back at the years of 1938-1942. The wokeness is dangerous. We Christians are not domestic terrorists, haters, white supremacists, racists or homophobes, and we must refuse to be branded.

We are the Great Shepherd’s sheep, but we are also King Jesus’ lions! It is time to declare we are done with the dividing language. It is time for the pushback. We are not giving up on God’s plan for this nation.

The religion of humanism insists on the removal of Christianity from the public arena. This is a stated principle in the Humanist Manifesto(2) and has now become the more dominant worldview in our nation. It is why we are now down to only 4% of the young generation actually serving Jesus Christ(3) (Some stats say this is lower).

Here are some of the ideas and principles found in the Humanist Manifesto:

1. “We believe in the separation of church and state.”(4) That belief is now polluting our culture. Separation of church and state is an absolute myth and is not found in our Constitution. The 1st Amendment states that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. This amendment is designed to keep government out of the church, not the church out of government. The myth is a fabricated lie designed to keep the church silent, when, in actuality, the ekklesia is commanded to forbid and permit (Matthew 16:18-19).

2. “Tolerance for alternative beliefs and alternative lifestyles.”(5)

3. “The extension of choice.”(6) This is a seemingly safe word, but is code for abortion.

Humanism’s mission statement is, “Humanism is a religious worldview based on atheism, naturalism, evolution, and ethical relativism. The religion of humanism regards the universe as self-existing and not created.”(7) In other words, there is no God. In the most recent version of their manifesto, they refer to their beliefs as “secular humanism.”(8) One of their goals became pushing godlessness in education.

Their philosophy: “Secular humanists are naturalists.”(9) The religion of humanism has also adopted ethical relativism. They do not believe an absolute moral code exists. Therefore, they say man must adjust his ethical standards in each situation according to his or her own judgment. This is known as “situational ethics.”

This antichrist humanist religion is on a campaign to rewrite American history and scrub God from that history. The purpose is to destroy Christianity’s influence. The new Welcome Center in Washington D.C., includes the humanist view that was promoted by some in Congress. The references to God and America’s founding have all been removed and America is presented as a secular nation, parroting former President Barack Obama who declared around the world that “America is not a Christian nation.”(10)

That statement is a diabolical lie. Humanism, through our education system, our courts and our government is seeking to rewrite American history. They’re seeking to remove God and our founding covenant with Him. They are also seeking to scrub and discredit our founding fathers who based America’s government on the scriptures. How? By calling them racist, bigots, and misogynists. We must decree the truth about America’s founding.

In a letter to Thomas Jefferson, founding father John Adams wrote, “Now I will avow, that I then believe, and now believe, that those general Principles of Christianity, are as eternal and immutable, as the Existence and Attributes of God”(11)

“Jefferson once said: “God who gave us life, gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the Gift of God?”(12) Christianity was the foundation for America’s government and we must raise our voice and declare that truth.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said this, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”(13) The ekklesia must be a prophetic, bold voice to our nation.

Pray with me:

Father, we come against the demonic religion of humanism that has dared take root in our nation. We declare that the ekklesia will now rise and prophesy against it. We will uproot and overcome it because You’re giving us strength. We will not allow the lies and deception any longer. We ask You for transformative change to come into our education system. Give us leaders who will become a part of our educational system and work from within to change it. Give us leaders in government who will promote Godly change. Uproot those in the media who have a demonic, humanistic agenda. Uproot those in our government that dare promote the evangelistic efforts of humanism. We resist the spiritual forces behind it, declaring that Your power will assist the ekklesia to forbid, scatter, shatter, destroy and uproot. With Your authority and empowering we will engage and prophesy. Our voice will become louder than the humanist priests. We will raise our voices louder than the government. We believe You are baptizing Your church with power from on high to contend for the faith. We believe that all across this land a powerful demonstration of Your ekklesia will be seen. We ask for it in Jesus’ name, Amen!

Our decree:

America was founded on Yahweh’s Word and laws; one nation, undivided, under God and His truth. We call America back to Him!

Tim continues, “I asked my daughter, Rachel Shafer, to write a song of decrees and prayers for our nation. This song, “America’s Anthem,” is a prophetic declaration to bring us back into alignment with God’s designed destiny for our nation. I encourage you to listen and decree these words over America”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQW1rpl-1MM

Today’s post was contributed by my brother, Tim Sheets. You can learn more about Tim ,here.

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Cain’s Wife

by Ken Ham on September 13, 2007; last featured January 13, 2021

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Skeptics of the Bible have used Cain’s wife time and again to discredit the book of Genesis as a true historical record. Sadly, most Christians have not given an adequate answer to this question.

Ken Ham answers the question “Cain’s Wife—Who Was She?” as featured in The New Answers DVD 1.

Is She the Most-Talked-About Wife in History?

Defenders of the gospel must be able to show that all human beings are descendants of one man and one woman.

We don’t even know her name, yet she was discussed at the Scopes Trial, mentioned in the movies Inherit the Wind1 and Contact, and talked about in countries all over the world for hundreds of years.

Skeptics of the Bible have used Cain’s wife time and again to try to discredit the book of Genesis as a true historical record. Sadly, most Christians have not given an adequate answer to this question. As a result, the world sees them as not being able to defend the authority of Scripture and thus the Christian faith.

For instance, at the historic Scopes Trial in Tennessee in 1925, William Jennings Bryan, the prosecutor who stood for the Christian faith, failed to answer the question about Cain’s wife posed by the ACLU lawyer Clarence Darrow. Consider the following excerpt from the trial record as Darrow interrogates Bryan:

Q—Did you ever discover where Cain got his wife?

A—No, sir; I leave the agnostics to hunt for her.

Q—You have never found out?

A—I have never tried to find.

Q—You have never tried to find?

A—No.

Q—The Bible says he got one doesn’t it? Were there other people on the earth at that time?

A—I cannot say.

Q—You cannot say. Did that ever enter your consideration?

A—Never bothered me.

Q—There were no others recorded, but Cain got a wife.

A—That is what the Bible says.

Q—Where she came from you do not know.

The world’s press was focused on this trial, and what they heard has affected Christianity to this day—Christians can’t defend the biblical record!

In recent times, this same example was taken up by Carl Sagan in his book Contact (which was on the New York Times best-seller list) and used in the movie of the same name based upon this work.

In the book, we read the fictional character Ellie’s account of how she could not get answers from a minister’s wife, who was the leader of a church discussion group:

Ellie had never seriously read the Bible before . . . . So over the weekend preceding her first class, she read through what seemed to be the important parts of the Old Testament, trying to keep an open mind. She at once recognized that there were two different and mutually contradictory stories of Creation . . . and had trouble figuring out exactly who it was that Cain had married.

Sagan cleverly listed a number of common questions (including Cain’s wife) that are often directed at Christians in an attempt to supposedly prove the Bible is full of contradictions and can’t be defended. The truth is—most Christians probably couldn’t answer these questions. And yet there are answers. But since churches lack in the teaching of apologetics, particularly in regard to the book of Genesis, most believers in the church, are not able to “always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:15).

Why Is It Important?

Many skeptics have claimed that for Cain to find a wife, there must have been other “races” of people on the earth who were not descendants of Adam and Eve. To many people, this question is a stumbling block to accepting the creation account of Genesis and its record of only one man and woman at the beginning of history. Defenders of the gospel must be able to show that all human beings are descendants of one man and one woman (Adam and Eve) because only descendants of Adam and Eve can be saved. Thus, believers need to be able to account for Cain’s wife and show clearly she was a descendant of Adam and Eve.

In order to answer this question of where Cain got his wife, we first need to cover some background information concerning the meaning of the gospel.

The First Man

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned (Romans 5:12).

We read in 1 Corinthians 15:45 that Adam was “the first man.” God did not start by making a race of men.

The first and Last Adam

The Bible makes it clear that only the descendants of Adam can be saved. Romans 5 teaches that we sin because Adam sinned. The death penalty, which Adam received as judgment for his sin of rebellion, has also been passed on to all his descendants.

Since Adam was the head of the human race, when he fell, we who were in the loins of Adam fell also. Thus, we are all separated from God. The final consequence of sin would be separation from God in our sinful state forever. However, the good news is that there is a way for us to return to God.

Because a man brought sin and death into the world, the human race, who are all descendants of Adam, needed a sinless Man to pay the penalty for sin and the resulting judgment of death. However, the Bible teaches that “all have sinned” (Romans 3:23). What was the solution?

The Last Adam

God provided the solution—a way to deliver man from his wretched state. Paul explains in 1 Corinthians 15 that God provided another Adam. The Son of God became a man—a perfect Man—yet still our relation. He is called “the last Adam” (1 Corinthians 15:45) because he took the place of the first Adam. He became the new head and, because He was sinless, was able to pay the penalty for sin:

For since by [a] man came death, by [a] Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive (1 Corinthians 15:21–22).

Only descendants of the first man Adam can be saved.

Christ suffered death (the penalty for sin) on the Cross, shedding His blood (“and without shedding of blood there is no remission,” Hebrews 9:22) so that those who put their trust in His work on the Cross can come in repentance of their sin of rebellion (in Adam) and be reconciled to God.

Thus, only descendants of the first man Adam can be saved.

All Related

We are all one blood.

Since the Bible describes all human beings as sinners, and we are all related (“And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth,” Acts 17:26), the gospel makes sense only on the basis that all humans alive and all that have ever lived (except for the first woman6 ) are descendants of the first man Adam. If this were not so, then the gospel could not be explained or defended.

Thus, there was only one man at the beginning—made from the dust of the earth (Genesis 2:7).

This also means that Cain’s wife was a descendant of Adam. She couldn’t have come from another race of people and must be accounted for from Adam’s descendants.

The First Woman

In Genesis 3:20 we read, “And Adam called his wife’s name Eve because she was the mother of all living.” In other words, all people other than Adam are descendants of Eve—she was the first woman.

Eve was made from Adam’s side (Genesis 2:21–24)—this was a unique event. In the New Testament, Jesus (Matthew 19:4-6) and Paul (Ephesians 5:31) use this historical and onetime event as the foundation for the marriage of one man and one woman.

Also, in Genesis 2:20, we are told that when Adam looked at the animals, he couldn’t find a mate—there was no one of his kind.

All this makes it obvious that there was only one woman, Adam’s wife, from the beginning. There could not have been a “race” of women.

Thus, if Christians cannot defend that all humans, including Cain’s wife, can trace their ancestry ultimately to Adam and Eve, then how can they understand and explain the gospel? How can they justify sending missionaries to every tribe and nation? Therefore, one needs to be able to explain Cain’s wife, to illustrate that Christians can defend the gospel and all that it teaches.

Adam's first attempt at being romantic

Who Was Cain?

Cain was the first child of Adam and Eve recorded in Scripture (Genesis 4:1). He and his brothers, Abel (Genesis 4:2) and Seth (Genesis 4:25), were part of the first generation of children ever born on this earth. Even though these three males are specifically mentioned, Adam and Eve had other children.

Cain’s Brothers and Sisters

In Genesis 5:4 we read a statement that sums up the life of Adam and Eve: “After he begot Seth, the days of Adam were eight hundred years; and he had sons and daughters.”

During their lives, Adam and Eve had a number of male and female children. In fact, the Jewish historian Josephus wrote, “The number of Adam’s children, as says the old tradition, was thirty-three sons and twenty-three daughters.”

Scripture doesn’t tell us how many children were born to Adam and Eve, but considering their long life spans (Adam lived for 930 years—Genesis 5:5), it would seem logical to suggest there were many. Remember, they were commanded to “be fruitful, and multiply” (Genesis 1:28).

The Wife

If we now work totally from Scripture, without any personal prejudices or other extra-biblical ideas, then back at the beginning, when there was only the first generation, brothers would have had to marry sisters or there wouldn’t have been any more generations!

We’re not told when Cain married or many of the details of other marriages and children, but we can say for certain that Cain’s wife was either his sister or a close relative.

We’re not told when Cain married or many of the details of other marriages and children, but we can say for certain that Cain’s wife was either his sister or a close relative.

A closer look at the Hebrew word for “wife” in Genesis reveals something readers may miss in translation. It was more obvious to those speaking Hebrew that Cain’s wife was likely his sister. (There is a slim possibility that she was his niece, but either way, a brother and sister would have married in the beginning.) The Hebrew word for “wife” used in Genesis 4:17 (the first mention of Cain’s wife) is ishshah, and it means “woman/wife/female.”

And Cain knew his wife [ishshah], and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son—Enoch (Genesis 4:17).

The word ishshah is the word for “woman,” and it means “from man.” It is a derivation of the Hebrew words ‘iysh (pronounced: eesh) and enowsh, which both mean “man.” This can be seen in Genesis 2:23 where the name “woman” (ishshah) is given to one who came from Adam.

And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman [ishshah], because she was taken out of Man [iysh]” (Genesis 2:23).

Thus, Cain’s wife is a descendant of Adam/man. Therefore, she had to be his sister (or possibly a niece). Hebrew readers should be able to make this connection easier; however, much is lost when translated.

Objections

God’s Laws

Many people immediately reject the conclusion that Adam and Eve’s sons and daughters married each other by appealing to the law against brother-sister marriage. Some say that you can’t marry your relation. Actually, if you don’t marry your relation, you don’t marry a human! A wife is related to her husband before they are married because all people are descendants of Adam and Eve—all are of one blood. This law forbidding close relatives from marrying was not given until the time of Moses (Leviticus 18–20). Provided marriage was one man for one woman for life (based on Genesis 1–2), there was no disobedience to God’s law originally (before the time of Moses) when close relatives (even brothers and sisters) married each other.

Remember that Abraham was married to his half-sister (Genesis 20:12). God’s law forbade such marriages, but that was some four hundred years later at the time of Moses.

Biological Deformities

Today, brothers and sisters (and half-brothers and half-sisters, etc.) are not currently permitted by law to marry and have children.

Now it is true that children produced in a union between brother and sister have a greater chance to behave in genetic disorders. As a matter of fact, the closer the couple are in a relationship, the more likely it is that any offspring will be deformed. It is very easy to understand this without going into all the technical details.

Each person inherits a set of genes from his or her mother and father. Unfortunately, genes today contain many mistakes (because of sin and the Curse), and these mistakes show up in a variety of ways. For instance, people let their hair grow over their ears to hide the fact that one ear is lower than the other. Or perhaps someone’s nose is not quite in the middle of his or her face, or someone’s jaw is a little out of shape. Let’s face it, the main reason we call each other normal is because of our common agreement to do so!

The more closely related two people are, the more likely it is that they will have similar mistakes in their genes, inherited from the same parents. Therefore, brother and sister are likely to have similar mistakes in their genetic material. If there were to be a union between these two that produces offspring, children would inherit one set of genes from each of their parents. Because the genes probably have similar mistakes, the mistakes pair together and result in genetic disorders in the children.

Conversely, the further away the parents are in relationship to each other, the more likely it is that they will have different mistakes in their genes. Children, inheriting one set of genes from each parent, are likely to end up with some of the pairs of genes containing only one bad gene in each pair. The good gene tends to override the bad so that a disorder (a serious one, anyway) does not occur. Instead of having totally deformed ears, for instance, a person may have only crooked ones. (Overall, though, the human race is slowly degenerating as mistakes accumulate generation after generation.)

However, this fact of present-day life did not apply to Adam and Eve. When the first two people were created, they were perfect. Everything God made was “very good” (Genesis 1:31). That means their genes were perfect—no mistakes. But when sin entered the world because of Adam (Genesis 3:6), God cursed the world so that the perfect creation then began to degenerate, that is, suffer death and decay (Romans 8:22). Over a long period of time, this degeneration would have resulted in all sorts of mistakes occurring in the genetic material of living things.

Mutations increasing with time

But Cain was in the first generation of children ever born. He, as well as his brothers and sisters, would have received virtually no imperfect genes from Adam or Eve since the effects of sin and the Curse would have been minimal to start with. In that situation, brother and sister could have married (provided it was one man for one woman, which is what marriage is all about, Matthew 19:4–6) without any potential to produce deformed offspring.

By the time of Moses (about 2,500 years later), degenerative mistakes would have accumulated to such an extent in the human race that it would have been necessary for God to bring in the laws forbidding brother-sister (and close relative) marriage (Leviticus 18–20).

(Also, there were plenty of people on the earth by now, and there was no reason for close relations to marry.)

In all, there appear to be three interrelated reasons for the introduction of laws forbidding close intermarriage:

  1. As we have already discussed, there was the need to protect against the increasing potential to produce deformed offspring.
  2. God’s laws were instrumental in keeping the Jewish nation strong, healthy, and within the purposes of God.
  3. These laws were a means of protecting the individual, the family structure, and society at large. The psychological damage caused by incestuous relationships should not be minimized.

Cain and the Land of Nod

Some claim that the passage in Genesis 4:16–17 means that Cain went to the land of Nod and found a wife. Thus, they conclude there must have been another race of people on the earth who were not descendants of Adam, who produced Cain’s wife.

Then Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden. And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son—Enoch.

From what has been stated above, it is clear that all humans, Cain’s wife included, are descendants of Adam. However, this passage does not say that Cain went to the land of Nod and found a wife. John Calvin in commenting on these verses states:

From the context we may gather that Cain, before he slew his brother, had married a wife; otherwise Moses would now have related something respecting his marriage.11

Cain was married before he went to the land of Nod. He didn’t find a wife there but “knew” (had sexual relations with) his wife.

This makes sense in light of what Nod is, too. Nod means “wandering” in Hebrew. So when Cain went to the land of Nod, he was literally going to the land of wandering, not a place full of people.

Who Was Cain Fearful of (Genesis 4:14)?

Some claim that there had to be lots of people on the earth other than Adam and Eve’s descendants; otherwise, Cain wouldn’t have been fearful of people wanting to slay him because he killed Abel.

First of all, one reason that someone would want to harm Cain for killing Abel is if that person was a close relation to Abel!

Secondly, Cain and Abel were born quite sometime before the event of Abel’s death. Genesis 4:3 states:

And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord.

Note the phrase “in the process of time.” We know Seth was born when Adam was 130 years old (Genesis 5:3), and Eve saw him as a replacement for Abel (Genesis 4:25). Therefore, the time period from Cain’s birth to Abel’s death may have been 100 years or more—allowing plenty of time for other children of Adam and Eve to marry and have children. By the time Abel was killed, there may have been a considerable number of descendants of Adam and Eve involving several generations.

Where Did the Technology Come From?

Some claim that for Cain to go to the land of Nod and build a city, he would have required a lot of technology that must have already been in that land, presumably developed by other races.

Adam and Eve’s descendants were very intelligent people. We are told that Jubal made musical instruments, such as the harp and organ (Genesis 4:21), and Tubal-Cain worked with brass and iron (Genesis 4:22).

Because of intense evolutionary indoctrination, many people today have the idea that their generation is the most advanced that has ever been on this planet. Just because we have jet airplanes and computers doesn’t mean we are the most intelligent or advanced. This modern technology is really a result of the accumulation of knowledge.

We have greatly degenerated compared to people many generations ago.

We must remember that our brains have suffered from 6,000 years of the Curse. We have greatly degenerated compared to people many generations ago. We may be nowhere near as intelligent or inventive as Adam and Eve’s children. Scripture gives us a glimpse of what appears to be advanced technology almost from the beginning.

Cain had the knowledge and talent to know how to build a city!

Conclusion

One of the reasons many Christians cannot answer the question about Cain’s wife is that they tend to look at today’s world and the problems that would be associated with close relations marrying, and they do not look at the clear historical record God has given to us.

They try to interpret Genesis from our present situation rather than understand the true biblical history of the world and the changes that have occurred because of sin. Because they are not building their worldview on Scripture but taking a secular way of thinking to the Bible, they are blinded to the simple answers.

Genesis is the record of the God who was there as history happened. It is the Word of One who knows everything and who is a reliable Witness from the past. Thus, when we use Genesis as a basis for understanding history, we can make sense of the evidence that would otherwise be a real mystery. You see, if evolution is true, science has an even bigger problem than Cain’s wife to explain—namely, how could man ever evolve by mutations (mistakes) in the first place, since that process would have made everyone’s children deformed? The mere fact that people can produce offspring that are not largely deformed is a testimony to creation, not evolution.