Last week members from our online fellowship met for our first gathering. We held a worship service on Sunday morning, at which two of the brothers delivered exhortations to the group. These exhortations are available for download. Praise be to God that believers from around the country and around the world have been able to join together!
Teaching 1: Go to Church, or…, by Patrik Os
1) What the Church Is
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”(Matthew 18:20)
“…bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4)
2) Why You Should Be Members
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.” (Psalm 33:12)
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25)
The words of institution which challenge us to gather (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
3) Why Not Everyone in the Church Are Truly in the Church
“And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.” (Exodus 12:38)
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21)
4) How We Ought to Challenge the Church
“Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.” (Proverbs 27:17)
The parable of the talents. (Matthew 25:14-30)
“Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you”
Which offers a promise
“and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:20)
Teaching 2: Lament for our people, by Clement Pulaski
Dear brothers and sisters. It is with great joy that we come together today. On most Sundays we are scattered throughout the country and beyond, separated by great distances, without congregations where we can openly speak the full truth of Scripture. This situation of isolation robs us of some of the greatest comforts of the Christian life. As we read in Psalm 133, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”
Unity in the fullest sense is impossible for us in our local congregations, because of the lies that are spoken from the pulpits today.
But we refuse to believe a lie, we refuse to accept the false worldly doctrines that have so thoroughly corrupted the church. And so we come together, from around the country, and around the world, for Christian fellowship. Today we rejoice. We rejoice and give thanks to our merciful God who has kept us from false belief, and who has brought us together today. And we pray to God that this meeting might be pleasing to him, and that all our dealings with one another might be full of love.
Despite the fact that today is a day of great rejoicing, I would like to focus in this teaching on the book of Lamentations. We have come together today, and we are committed to upholding the Biblical truths about the created order, not out of selfishness. Believe me, those who act out of selfish motives have more lucrative opportunities in the kosher churches. No, we came here because we lament for the current state of our people. The white European people who were once known collectively as christendom, are today perishing. They are dying a prolonged, horrible death. As a group, our people have rejected Christ, the savior and Lord of all creation. They are perishing, first and foremost, in their own sins. Death is the only fate that awaits men who put their trust in any name or any power other than Jesus Christ. By God’s grace our ancestors were drawn out of the living death of paganism, and brought to life through the power of the Gospel. Now our people reject that Gospel, despite living in lands filled with churches, with Bibles found in nearly every home. They have no excuse for their lack of faith. As Jesus says in the Gospel of John, “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.” (John 12:48) The very word of the Gospel, the gracious offer of salvation, will condemn the great bulk of our people living today.
For this faithlessness, for this apostasy, we lament. We lament for those in our immediate families, and for our wider ethnic family, who will go into the next world without peace and without hope.
We also lament for the temporal suffering of our people, for the judgment that God is bringing upon them. It is because of God’s wrath against our apostate people that the Muslim hordes are able to stream across Europe, that thousands of white children are raped and enslaved by these invaders; while in America we are being displaced by hostile savages from Latin America who support revolutionary Marxist policies, and who will soon be able to render white votes useless, and bring us into state similar to that of South Africa.
Our situation today as apostate Christendom is a very close parallel to the apostate Israel of thousands of years ago. And, I believe, our duty as Christians is to preach to apostate Christendom in the same way that the old prophets preached to their apostate brothers and sisters.
In Lamentations 1 we read
“Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is removed.” (Lamentations 1:8)
The sin of the apostates is always emphasized. Amongst the people of God there is no room for pride, or a sense of entitlement, or self-righteousness. Europe has sinned, America has sinned. We have revolted against God, and set up the vile idols of atheism, Darwinism, sexual liberation, and countless others.
We read further in Lamentations:
“all that honoured her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward. Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembereth not her last end; therefore she came down wonderfully: she had no comforter. O Lord, behold my affliction: for the enemy hath magnified himself.The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant things: for she hath seen that the heathen entered into her sanctuary, whom thou didst command that they should not enter into thy congregation.” (Lamentations 1:8-10)
Do we not see this today? The enemies invading our lands once feared white men as might conquerors. Now they mock us, to our faces, in our own countries. They assault our women with impunity and demans that we subsidize their growth, while we slowly fade away. And indeed the heathen have entered and desecrated our sanctuaries. The grand churches of Europe represent the pinnacle of human artistic achievement and refined Christian devotion. Today the churches of Europe are being turned into mosques, or synagogues or restaurants, and those churches that are still nominally Christian hold services led by open sodomites. Our ancestors toiled for centuries to build these places of worship, because they believed that their labor and their earthly wealth should be dedicated first and foremost to honoring God. And now their apostate descendants have welcomed every conceivable evil to dwell in these sanctuaries.
Again in Lamentations we read:
“Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger. From above hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them: he hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: he hath made me desolate and faint all the day. The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand: they are wreathed, and come up upon my neck: he hath made my strength to fall, the Lord hath delivered me into their hands, from whom I am not able to rise up.The Lord hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the midst of me: he hath called an assembly against me to crush my young men: the Lord hath trodden the virgin, the daughter of Judah, as in a winepress. ” (Lamentations 1:12-15)
Let us never forget, although our earthly enemies assault us, it is ultimately God who sends these curses to us. As we read in (Ephesians 1:11), God “worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.”
Again in Lamentations we read:
“For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.” (Lamentations 1:12-16)
Just because the punishment for sin is righteous, we do not therefore rejoice over the suffering of our apostate brethren.
Indeed these tears of Lamentation are mixed together with praises for the Lord’s goodness and justice in all of his doings, as we read,
“The Lord is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.” (Lamentations 1:18)
Before the Gospel came to our people, our ancestors worshiped demons and they were enemies of God. Now that they have rejected the word, they again are bitter enemies of God.
In the second chapter of Lamentations we read:
“How hath the Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel” (Lamentations 2:1)
“He hath cut off in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel: he hath drawn back his right hand from before the enemy, and he burned against Jacob like a flaming fire, which devoureth round about.” (Lamentations 2:3)
“The Lord was as an enemy: he hath swallowed up Israel, he hath swallowed up all her palaces: he hath destroyed his strong holds, and hath increased in the daughter of Judah mourning and lamentation.” (Lamentations 2:5)
The beauty of Christendom was the holiness of Christ that by faith was communicated to God’s people. This holiness was not confined to private experience, but was known in all areas of life. As enemies of God, our beauty, like that of old Israel, has been cast from heaven down to earth. We are now the enemies of God, against whom he burns with wrath. We are in fact worse than an enemy. Like apostate Israel, our people are an adulterous wife, for whom a special wrath and hatred are reserved.
As this fierce wrath is gathering over our people, some whites sense that there is a problem, but they misdiagnose the cause of our suffering. The same was true of ancient Israel, as we read:
“Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not discovered thine iniquity, to turn away thy captivity; but have seen for thee false burdens and causes of banishment.” (Lamentations 2:14) False reasons are being given by the secular left and the secular right for why our people are suffering. Against this we must firmly assert the Biblical view of history, that God is sovereign over human affairs, and that faithlessness will be recompensed. As people search for political solutions to our present problems and rely upon the arm of the flesh, let us remember the words of Jesus: “seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33)
Even as it seems like our civilization and our whole world is falling apart, God is still in control. And through the divinely inspired word, the Lord still calls us to repentance, and promises that those who trust in him will not need to fear.
Let us, like the prophet, bring our flowing tears before the Lord, because we know that the Lord is faithful and that he hears the cries of his children, and that he is mighty to save, to give hearts of flesh in place of hearts of stone.
Again in Lamentations we read:
“Mine eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people; because the children and the sucklings swoon in the streets of the city.” (Lamentations 2:11)
“Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children” (Lamentations 2:19), and so we do lament, so we do cry out to our God, to remember our people. For the life of our young children do we cry out to the Lord. For the life of our children and for their eternal fate do we pour out our entire hearts to the Lord.
Heavenly Father, we ask that you bless this our meeting today. May you give us the spirit of untiring prayer that we might cry out to you asking for the repentance of our people. May you establish in us a zeal for righteousness as set forth in the divine law. May you establish in our minds reverence and awe for your unsearchable ways. And may you also establish in our hearts a constant trust in the sacrifice of Christ upon the Cross and in the unspeakable joys of the world to come. Amen.