Insights, Mistaken Perceptions

Missing Salt, Part One

WARNING — this article is blunt, to the point, and written to the warrior priests amongst us — the sensitive and/or easily offended can choose to stop reading NOW to avoid being agitated or outraged.

Matthew 5:13 – “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.” (see also Mark 9:50 and Luke 14:34)

No Longer Good For Anything
What a statement: The Salt Is No Longer Good For Anything! But that, regrettably, appears to be the condition in which the worldwide churches now find themselves.

When the so-called Covid-19 pandemic hit, the majority of the churches worldwide simply closed their doors. Many of them are still closed. The salt up and lost its saltiness. Salt-less salt is good for nothing, according to the scriptures. If they truly expected to be effective ambassadors of Yeshua, then they would have resisted the tyrannical demands of the government and remained open. This type of resistance to tyranny, however, was the exception. They should have reacted the same way Peter and John reacted to the high priests, rulers, elders and Torah-teachers and should have said to the godless governors: “We must obey God, not men” (Acts 4:19, 5:29). This, of course, rarely happened.

Dave Daubenmire puts it this way: “Your church is non-essential. The Government suggested that services be cancelled, and the pastors complied. It will be a year next month. Thousands of churches will never open again. Is your pastor in it for the Lord, or for the perks? Look around you. Christianity has become good for nothing when it comes to impacting the culture. Churches have become social clubs, salt-less, voiceless, edifices built as monument to men.” Can you say “the salt is good for nothing . . .?”

For many, the church and its leaders no longer trumpet the Truth. Thankfully, some churches and leaders did not hide behind their 501c(3) government stamp of approval and they did not bow their knee to the latest edict of some government health expert.

How The Salt Lost Its Saltiness
Misinterpreting Romans Chapter 13
Romans 13:1 – “Everyone is to obey the governing authorities. For there is no authority that is not from Yahweh, and the existing authorities have been placed where they are by him.”
The loss of saltiness has been an ongoing process for quite some time. Everything the Bible teaches is under assault, as well as the place where it is most commonly taught (i.e. the church). One of the primary attacks has been a gross misinterpretation of Paul’s teachings. Romans Chapter 13 does not equate to a divine right of kings, presidents, governors, or government lackeys! That interpretation is based upon the philosophy that obedience to government, even a corrupt government, is tantamount to obedience to God. However, Romans Chapter 13 teaches precisely the opposite – it teaches that as long as the law of the land does not contradict Yahweh’s word, Christians are commanded to obey the government – but if the law of the government contradicts Yahweh’s word, Christians are commanded to disobey the government and obey the scriptures and Yahweh’s Laws.

Dave Hodges asks some pertinent questions:
• What kind of God would condone the horrific abuses being perpetrated by a politically driven administration?
• What kind of God would command its religious leaders to simply ignore the American Holocaust of abortion?
• What kind of God would fail to command his clergy to not speak out and to condemn the actions of the criminals?
• What kind of God would not have its clergy and its followers fail to condemn these behaviors and actions?

To which one can only say, not the God of the Bible. Hodges puts it this way: “In actuality, no God of the Bible would ever command his followers to both enable and to serve the evil which permeates our government. For any church that encourages complete obedience to a corrupt government has taken a big step towards accepting the Mark of the Beast. This is a very dangerous precedent, and this could potentially imperil the salvation of millions if Christians allow this false doctrine to expand across our nation’s churches.” Can you say “the salt is good for nothing . . .?”

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NOVAD)
John 10:11 – “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”
NOVAD is the umbrella organization over many different government programs which “claim” to be faith-based coalitions structured as non-governmental organizations, and is supported by tax dollars funneled to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). NOVAD essentially claims to be a good shepherd. The Clergy Response Team is one of those organizations who also claim to be good shepherds. This team of pastors have been told that it is their duty to help implement Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and DHS directives in anticipation of any eventualities of calamity and disaster, and to make sure that their congregants understand that the Bible teaches that government is the one to follow! Remember the false interpretation of Romans Chapter 13 – that obedience to government, even a corrupt government, is tantamount to obedience to God? Can you say “the salt is good for nothing . . .?”

The 501c(3) Exemption [30 Pieces of Silver]
Matthew 22:21, Mark 12:17, Luke 20:25 – “Give back to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to Yahweh the things that are Yahweh’s.”
The 501c(3) exemption is one of the most pervasive ways the salt has lost its saltiness. According to the Internal Revenue Service, “no substantial part of a religious, tax exempt church may engage in any activity which may be attempting to influence legislation and the church may not intervene in political campaigns.” In other words, the church and its pastors must remain silent: if the government decides to secretly disappear dissidents; if the government continues to expand its infanticide policies by extending the murder of babies to include post-delivery abortion; if the government engages in any heinous, genocidal act, such as the murder of 1.2 million Iraqi’s, under the false pretense of looking for weapons of mass destruction; and on and on. In any of these situations the church must remain silent or risk losing the tax advantages for being a 501c(3) tax exempt organization.

Dave Hodges puts it this way: “If your church is a 501(c)(3) organization, then your church has a significant financial motivation to not truthfully interpret the true message of the Bible. The tax exempt status of being a 501(c)(3) organization is the other cornerstone of this shift away from allegiance to God and towards worshiping our new Savior, the federal government.” Can you say “the salt is good for nothing . . .?”

What a statement: The Salt Is No Longer Good For Anything! But that, regrettably, appears to be the condition in which the worldwide churches now find themselves. The salt has been losing its saltiness for quite some time for some of the following reasons:
• The false teaching that Romans Chapter 13 teaches that obedience to government, even a corrupt government, is tantamount to obedience to God has been part of that process. However, Romans Chapter 13 teaches precisely the opposite.
• NOVAD and other governmental agencies have used that misinterpretation to effect ungodly rules, regulations, and mandates.
• The 501c(3) exemption gave the churches and its leaders an excuse to ignore Yahweh’s word and instead bow down to the ungodly rules, regulations, and mandates.
• The Covid-19 pandemic merely accelerated that process.

Final Thought
The prophetic signs are burgeoning and not abating. The impact of Wormwood on the Earth is still expected in April 2029. Time is incredibly short – Yeshua Ha’Mashiach is coming soon – so be of great cheer, keep looking up, and keep maintaining an attitude of gratitude. Be sure you are believing The Truth, not The Lie. Be sure Yeshua is your Redeemer, King, and High Priest, and your sins are forgiven.