From the Weird to the Weirder: False Prophets and Baphomet’s Statue

January 8, 2014 at 6:43 AM 3 comments

by Fred DeRuvo

Such cheerful children clamoring to sit on old goat-head's lap...a Norman Rockwell setting for sure!

Such cheerful children clamoring to sit on old goat-head’s lap…a Norman Rockwell setting for sure!

Previously, we highlighted an article from Tim Brown regarding false prophet Steve Fletcher and his attempt to focus us all on one thing and one thing only: the Rapture. In spite of his failure to be correct, his apology (of sorts), and his continued teaching (in spite of the fact that he promised to silence himself if he was wrong), people still believe him.

One follower of his wrote in part, “I will not believe that Steve was wrong, what I do believe is Steve is right and the world are in for a huge surprise. The rapture did not took (sic) place on the times Steve thinks, but that is all that was not true…” Okay, so she has deliberately cut herself off from the truth because of the way she feels. You cannot do anything with people like that.

The authentic prophets during the time before Jesus were never “mostly” correct or even “partially” correct. They were either correct in all things or they were not. If they were not, there was a prescribed way of dealing with that. Too many people provide excuses for people like Fletcher, allowing him to continue stumbling along the way, misleading people and dragging God’s Name through the mud.

He recently stated that America is in the Bible by spelling out JER-USA-LEM – get it? {sigh} He also has an article in which he states unequivocally that Daniel’s final 70 years began in 1947. In the same article, he equates the 70 “weeks” of Daniel with 70 years (not seventy sevens as most conservative scholars do). In Fletcher’s mind then, the word “weeks” actually means “years.” He then works it out that the Tribulation began in 2009 and will end in 2016. Funny, but I have not seen any agreement brokered with Israel that has given them peace which starts the Tribulation (as stated in Daniel 9:27), have you? He also claims that Jesus will return in October of 2016.

To all this, one person writes to Fletcher, “I love your teachings. They are so interesting to read and study.” What about truth? Is that “interesting”? Guess not.

In yet another article, Fletcher notes, “Jesus said no man can know the DAY OR HOUR of His return,” yet he continues to point to things that show he obviously does not believe this. Where is discernment? What Steve Fletcher (and others) is doing is what Origen did way back in the first/second century. He believed that Scriptural meaning had three layers in every text. He became known as the father of allegory because his views were so fantastic.

This is the way many in the world think. Their “truth” is always an ever-changing palette of whatever sounds good to them at the time. Like the world, they hover constantly between the pages of Scripture wondering what supra-natural meaning God’s Word has for us, instead of understanding Scripture in its most basic sense as we do in conversation. It goes from weird to weirder.

A model version of what the actual statue will look like.

A model version of what the actual statue will look like.

But, for those who thought it couldn’t get any weirder than it is currently, we need only to look to the Satanic Temple in NYC. These folks have come up with a design of Baphomet (Satan) sitting on a type of throne, with one smiling boy and girl on either side of him. They want the statue erected at the Oklahoma City Capitol. At a cost of roughly $40,000, the 7-foot statue (yet to be created) was “designed to reflect the views of Satanists in Oklahoma City and beyond. The statue will serve as a beacon calling for compassion and empathy among all living creatures. The statue will also have a functional purpose as a chair where people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation,” noted Satanic Temple spokesman, Lucien Greaves.

They’ve taken up the task because not long ago, the Ten Commandments were placed up at the Oklahoma State House and the ACLU prompted filed a lawsuit against it. Other groups also want some sort of recognition as well through monuments, and at this point, the Oklahoma City Capitol Preservation Commission has halted everything until the lawsuit makes it way through the court system.

If the goat-headed Baphomet statue is ultimately allowed to stand, it will be like Israel creating high places found in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) where idols were set up and worshiped. When that occurred, the entire land – as far as God was concerned – became defiled and rightly so. Eventually, God did something about it. 

This whole thing is so asinine that it makes little sense. But people are quickly getting to the point where they are no longer shocked by anything.

I saw a video on the ‘Net yesterday of a baby that had been removed from the mother’s womb. It remained in its sac and when the nurse nudged it, the baby moved. It didn’t just “jerk” away from the nudge. It moved its arms and legs and…it was going to die.

Our society now believes that misunderstanding God’s Word is okay if the person has good intentions, where creating a statue of Satan is fine, and where wholesale slaughter of unborn children is perfectly acceptable if the mother doesn’t want the child.

Society will not turn back of its own volition. Only His return will do that. The Bible says He will return. The Bible also says no one will know when. In the meantime, true Christians must be about the business of introducing people to Jesus. He is the only Person who can make a difference in their lives.

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False Prophets on the Loose and the Church Yawns, While the World Laughs Don’t Worry Because It’s All Just in Your Head


  • 1. Lester  |  January 9, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    We could get into a very in depth dispute about Origen! He was wright on about 3 layers of scripture, howbeit he was not fully understanding the power of the Holy Spirit to unveil the deep meanings. I feel that many in the 2nd century lost touch with power of the Holy Spirit and they all were arguing over the meaning of God Head and a host of other questions. The bishop of Rome and the the other bishops in Egypt were very envious and jealous of Origen. Later the popes branded him a heretic, not true! He was not a Gnostic in the ways of the east and was even against the Gnostic groups of his time. He may have been tainted by Plato but the volumes of his works show strict adherence to the Lord Jesus and he saw the first covenants along with the new covenant as one whole scripture defining Christ. almost all his works are lost or hidden( in the Vatican?). Marcion was the literalist and wanted to trash the Hebrew scriptures. In the end Origen was tortured by the Roman government and died from his wounds. The popes refused to Saint him and were jealous and hated him for the truth that they could not handle!


  • 2. Lester  |  January 8, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    So sad the way our world is going, in China they remove the organs of living people and sell them to party members, military and the rich. Their only crime was to worship the way they want and not the communist god. Extreme Buddhists, independent Christians and whatever they consider dissident. In Europe/Germany I heard there are gangs that rape animals. In India gangs of rapists roam the streets. Here in America place is given to Satanic evil and whatever some call good that is really evil. As for the baby in the birth sack, the mother may have died and the baby was taken out of the womb. It may not have been an abortion but a horrible site to see the loss of life. Sick the way they played with the fetus!
    We are so close Fred! A manifestation of Father’s power and authority is not far off.


  • 3. Greg Koch (@iamgregk)  |  January 8, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    Point of interest that a whole denomination was built upon failed date setting, multiple times, and then to cover that made up another lie as the “real” truth of what happened on that date. Some say they’re the fastest growing church out there!


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