Pastor Todd Painter
Judges 6:32 “Therefore on that day he called him Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal plead against him because he hath thrown down his altar.”
Gideon is being set to be a deliver of Israel against the Midianites who control the land and are the oppressors. During the course of this process, Gideon sets to try and get Israel right with God because they are steeped in Baal worship.
Gideon goes to his own fathers house and cast down the image of Baal and destroys the grove that was made for it. When the morning comes and the men of the city see that the image has been cast down they become very angry. They seek to find out who was responsible for this. They found out it was Gideon, and now they want to kill him. Joash Gideon’s father tells them now that Gideon shall be called Jerubbaal, which is basically to say, “Let Baal speak for Baal.”
Get the picture for a second before we get to the main points. Israel here is God’s chosen people. They weren’t supposed to be having anything to do with Baal worship anyway. Now they are upset because somebody comes along and tears down something they aren’t supposed to be having anything to do with anyway. Now they are want to kill the guy that tore it down. Gideon was just following what God was telling him to do anyway.
So what Joash Gideon’s father was saying by changing Gideon’s name was let Baal, who is a god, defend himself. In other words, let Baal speak for Baal.
So what I am saying tonight is this. Preachers preach against things that God’s people should be involved with anyway. Then what happens is God’s people get mad at the preacher when he comes along and tears down the imagery that they are involved with. The sin that they have entangled themselves with. Then they defend the activity and attack the preacher. May I say tonight, “Let Baal speak for Baal”, or let the heathen speak for the heathen. If you are one of God’s people, then don’t defend the heathen practices. So when it comes to defending modern day Baalism today, we should let Baal speak for Baal, especially when:
When defending his book. (Alexandrian)
Proverbs 30:5, 6 says, “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. 6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”
Revelation 22:18, 19 says, “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”
This is no doubt that Baal during the Old Testament times was one of the major representations of everything that was false, evil, wicked, and in opposition to God Almighty. There is still Baal worship today, just in a different form.
Baal worship today is fueled by Satan just like it was in Judges, Chapter 6. Baal worship today has a book that comes with it.
It is in the English language those that come through the Alexandrian line of bibles. That would be Baal’s books today!
Where did Baal’s books come from today? Brook Foss Westcott and Fenton John Anthony Hort were the editors of the 1881 New Greek Text, which has influenced all 20th-century English translations.
We should know that the source from which they gathered most of their information from was manuscripts that were found in a trash can in the Vatican by a monk. These manuscripts had been thrown away because they weren’t any good.
Before they ever landed in Rome, they came from Alexandria, Egypt. There they were compiled by two apostates named Clement and Origen, who had translated the Bible from Hebrew to Greek. However, they greatly corrupted it in order to fit their heretical doctrinal positions. Now time won’t allow me to trace that line back any farther, but let us answer the question of just who were Westcott and Hort? (Let me give you a time line.)
1840 ~ Wescott took a strong interest in Mormonism, procuring and studying the book of Mormon.
1842 ~ Westcott meets with a wizard.
1846 ~ Westcott refers to Evangelicals as unsaved and dangerous.
1848 ~ Hort remarks that the Romanish view seems more believable than the Christian view.
1851 ~ Hort joins the “Philosophical society” and attempts to add thoughts from Plato and Aristotle into his writings.
1851 ~ Westcott, Hort, and a man named Benson start the “Ghostly Guild.”
1851 ~ Westcott was ordained a “priest” in the Anglican church.
1856 ~ Hort proclaims “Atonement” as just a Protestant Theology.
1858 ~ Hort proclaims Evangelicals as having perverted beliefs.
1858 ~ Hort proclaims that many national men are in unwares being influenced by their writings that will bear good fruit in the years to come if the process is allowed to go on quietly.
1860 ~ The Christian Observer Paper condemns Westcott’s writings as heresy.
1866 ~ Westcott admits to putting his own questionable doctrines into his writings.
1871 ~ Westcott calls himself a communist by nature.
1872 ~ Westcott and Hort start the Physic Research Society.
1881 ~ Westcott says the Bible and our Christian faith have compromise in it.
1881 ~ Hort helps publish the Revised Version drawn from their “New” Greek Text.
1889 ~ Westcott says life and truth grow more and more mysterious.
1899 ~ Westcott admits to gathering much information from mystics.
Who would want a line of bibles that came through these guys? Yet, the NIV comes from this line with it’s 63,000 less words. Yet, the New King James Bible comes from this line, and it is defended by even independent Baptist preachers. They say what is wrong with it? Let me tell you.
NKJV omits the word “Lord” 66 times.
NKJV omits the word “God” 51 times.
NKJV omits the word “heaven” 50 times.
NKJV omits the word “repent” 44 times.
NKJV omits the word “blood” 23 times.
NKJV omits the word “hell” 22 times.
NKJV omits the word “Jehovah” entirely.
NKJV omits the word “new testament” entirely.
NKJV omits the word “damnation” entirely.
NKJV omits the word “devils” entirely.
NKJV ignored the KJV Textus Receptus over 1,200 times.
Yet, in our town we have independent Baptist churches that are using NKJV in their services and gospel tracts. They criticize me for being against it! I can’t understand why an independent Baptist preacher would want to speak for Baal. It makes no sense to me!
Let Baal speak for Baal! Somebody say, Amen!
Now, the right Bible in the English language is the King James Bible. I am a defender of this Book! I will always be a defender of this Book! Any Baptist preacher should be a defender of this Book! That’s not all. We should also let Baal speak for Baal when:
When defending his church. (Catholic)
Back in the tenth chapter of Genesis there is a man by the name of Nimrod. Nimrod was a great leader. He was married. He and his wife were deified.
The people worshiped Nimrod and his wife. Mrs. Nimrod became pregnant, and while she was carrying the baby, Nimrod died suddenly. She gave birth to the baby, but between the time of Nimrod’s death and the time of the delivery of the baby, Mrs. Nimrod, and the others thought that the baby was Nimrod reincarnated.
When the baby was born, the baby was deified also, as Nimrod reincarnated. So we have the deified man, the father, we have the deified mother, and we have the deified baby. Don’t you see what it is? There is the mother of God in Nimrod’s wife, there is the Christ child in the arms of the mother of God, and then there is the Father.
Now the religion of the woman being the mother of God didn’t start with the Catholics. It started thousands of years before them in Genesis, chapter 10 and 11, with Nimrod, his wife, and her baby.
Nimrod led in building a city. That city has as its goal, the building of a tower whose top would reach unto Heaven. Nimrod the most powerful figure the world had known for its fifteen hundred years of existence at that time.
Nimrod led the people in the building of a one-world system, the like of which the world has never seen, but will see it again in the end time. His kingdom is called Babel, and the same word Babel is found at the end of the Bible. It’s found at the first of the Bible in Genesis, chapters 10 and 11, where you have a one-world government, a one-world religion, and a one-world language.
At the end of the Bible, Revelation, chapters 17 and 18, you will find the destruction of the same system. This system is not unique to our generation, but it will be destroyed in the end time. One of the main reasons why I know that our Lord is coming soon is because we see before our eyes Babel being rebuilt. Every facet of the confused system of Babel built under Nimrod is being advocated and built in our society. We are going headlong, downhill toward the one-world system, that will come together again at the end time. It will be led by a 21st century Nimrod, and destroyed by God and cast into Hell.
Now I want to call your attention tonight to the obvious signs of this one-world system. In the first place, there is the one-world religion.
Nimrod got all the people of the earth together, and he built a one-world religion, with a city as its headquarters, with a tower whose top would reach to heaven, and united all religions of the world.
Now in the end time, the Bible says, that the religions of this world will once again be united. I don’t mean God’s born again people.
I mean the religious systems of this world.
The day is going to come when every false religion of this world will be united in a one-world religion. Listen to me, … why? The Bible speaks in Revelation, chapter 13, about a false prophet, a great leader, and a religious leader that is going to rise, and unite the religions of the world. I have no doubt that there is coming a day when the Protestants are going to go back to Catholicism. In fact, they are already heading that way.
You see, in the Reformation Age, there was a withdrawal of the Protestant groups from Catholicism. Then that Protestant group has divided into many other groups. You see, Protestants came from Catholicism, and then Protestants divided. You have Methodists, you have Presbyterians, you have Reformed and other denominations that came from these Protestant groups.
By the way, let me say this. Baptists were never a part of Roman Catholicism. Never, never, never! Those who believe the Bible as we do, with church polity, church doctrine, and baptism as we believe it, were never a part of Roman Catholicism and its hierarchy. Therefore, Baptist are not Protestants. You are looking at a fellow whose ancestors in the ministry go back to the Jordan River and a fellow by the name of John the Baptist.
The only groups I know that believe like we believe tonight are other independent Baptist. That is the truth. The sad thing is that not even all of them believe like we do anymore.
However, God calls for his people to come out of unscriptural churches. In fact Revelation 18:4 says, “… Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” This is in reference to the false religious system found in Revelation, chapter 17.
There are those today who claim they are born-again and Bible believer’s, yet they get upset when a Preacher like me preaches things like this. I say, “Let Baal speak for Baal.” Let the Catholic’s defend their Catholicism, not Baptist people, not Bible believer’s, not saved people! Let Baal speak for Baal! Thirdly, we should let Baal speak for Baal when:
When defending his practices. (Heathen)
The big push these days is to drop all moral issues from society as far as their legalization or illegalization is concerned. What “kills” me is the Christians or at least so-called Christians that are defending these things. Let’s look at them:
Things like sodomy marriages. Many Christians are saying let’s give it to them as long as we can get a few exemptions, like for our Bible believing churches. Hey, I say, Let’s not give them nothing… I also say, “Let Baal Speak for Baal.”
When some of these so-called Christian churches who are taking a luke-warm stance against this thing; let me show you an Old Testament example.
2 Kings 23:4 And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel.
2 Kings 23:5 And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven.
2 Kings 23:6 And he brought out the grove from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people.
2 Kings 23:7 And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.
Whenever you find the sodomites, you always find a false religion of some kind. The so-called churches that are hanging their rainbow flags out in their front yard; like 5 blocks from here, might as well have a grove out there. In the Old Testament days, the two were often simultaneous one with another!
When Josiah brought about one of the greatest national revivals in history, he threw the queers out, he didn’t hand them licenses that would show an endorsement by the state!!! Let Baal speak for Baal, he doesn’t need any help! That’s not all….
Things like dope smoking. This kills me also. A Christian Representative in another state has proposed the legalization of marijuana. I have read that his claim is that it comes from God and all things that come from God are good. His contention is that government has no business regulating what God made good. He argued that regulating marijuana is like the government trying to regulate gluttony, because people who overeat get tired and are a risk to others when they drive.
He apparently believes that there are many good medical uses for marijuana and that people who could be helped are not able to get help because of the regulations that his state has against this plant.
He believes that people will either have to move out of the state or risk becoming a criminal if they want their loved ones to get help. His defense to deregulate marijuana is that it should come down to personal responsibility. He says that you cannot and should not regulate morality.
This Representative is correct about everything God made as being good. Genesis 1:31 says, “And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” God put all things on Earth, but He also puts restrictions on things He doesn’t want us to use. When you look at God’s creation, He made all the trees and they were good; however, God commanded Adam that he was not to eat “…of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil…” (Genesis 2:17)
Even though God said that the tree was good, He still prohibited them from partaking of the tree. God set the precedence that there are some things on this Earth that should never be used. Of course, everything that God made is very good. The question is, good for what? Definitely not to cause us to give occasion to the flesh to fulfill the lusts thereof.
This Representative is also wrong in his contention that government shouldn’t regulate morality. The law to not kill someone is a law of morality. The law to not steal is a law of morality. All you have to do is look at the Ten Commandments and see how many of those commandments are used by our government to regulate morality in our society today.
God made the human body, so why is pornography regulated? God made children, so why is pedophilia outlawed? Will this same Representative introduce a bill to deregulate those? The hole in the mentality to not regulate morality is that those who support this mentality don’t use God’s Word as their final authority. God’s Word clearly shows that there are times when morality must be regulated.
Lastly, this Representative has failed to recognize the fact that marijuana is a weed and weeds came into the garden upon the entrance of sin! Bottom line, is why is this man who claims to be a born-again Christian so interested in speaking out for something Baal would favor? Let Baal Speak for Baal! Fourth thing that we ought to let Baal speak for Baal about is in regard to…
Things like repealing the death penalty. Just recently, the state of Nebraska repealed their death penalty. One of the biggest arguments was made that this was something being done to help appease the faith community of Nebraska. The conservative Governor of Nebraska vetoed the bill, and sadly the mostly Republican legislature overrode the Governor’s veto. Once again making the argument that this is for the faith-based community of our state. This sickens me. Let Baal speak for Baal.
What business does “the faith community” have taking the liberal position when it comes to the death penalty. Listen God’s Word tells us in Numbers 35:21 that “…he that smote him shall surely be put to death; for he is a murderer…”
God has intended for those that have committed murder to be put to death. Multiple times in the Bible is this truth expressed. Yet, today we have those who claim to be a part of God’s people taking the heathen position on this fact. I say, “Let Baal speak for Baal.” Why should God’s people be defending the heathen position?
When defending his son. (Antichrist)
The man we mentioned a moment ago named Nimrod was a type of Antichrist. The Bible speaks in Revelation, chapter 13, about a man who’s going to come and unite Europe and the Western nations and one day we will have a one-world government.
It is no surprise to see the United Nations have as much power and influence world wide as it does. My opinion is that the darkest days of America were when the United States decided to join the United Nations. We think it is good because it has the word ‘united’ in it.
Folks, with members like Red China and still pretty Red Russia in it and having a voice, it can’t be good. By the way, we pay for 90 percent of it and get only one vote. The 10 percent get 90 percent of the say! God is never for godless nations. Both of those I mentioned a moment ago are godless nations. Psalm 9:17 says, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” If that is what God says, then why are we interesting is listening to them at the United Nations meetings?
The European Union is already laying the basis for this structure that will be necessary for the Antichrist to come to power. They are all starting to use the same money. They have a European Union President. The frame work is being nicely put into place. The one-government system is definitely a part of the end time.
This is why I am so strongly in favor of state’s rights because a federal government that is too powerful can be a problem. Our forefather’s could foresee this and created a government different any other government there has ever been. However, it is slipping and are state’s rights, and powers are starting to slip right out the window.
When a state can decide to create laws and then the federal government starts to sue the state over those laws that is a problem. Like they did in Arizona and several other states… then that is a problem.
When the city of Lincoln can make an ordinance against panhandling and then a federal judge says that law is unconstitutional, and you can’t enforce it. I think that is ridiculous. So now we can be harassed at gas stations and on street corners.
Why would there be Bible believer’s that think the United Nations is a good thing? Why would we be for socialized medicine? Why would we be in favor of all of these socialistic policies and ideas that the liberals are trying to force down our throats? Why do we want to pay the high gas prices while GE is using the oil companies subsidies to try to develop greener vehicles?
Listen folks all this socialism is a part of this one-world government system which is the way the antichrist will rise to power. Yet, Christians defend these things, probably out of ignorance. I say, “Let Baal speak for Baal!”
Imagine yourself being present in Judges chapter six. Just imagine where you might stand on the issue. If you were there back then, you wouldn’t have all the information that you have now, so you would have to make a decision. Would you side with Gideon and go to his dad’s house and knock down the idol and cut down the grove, or would you side with the men of the city and speak for Baal on his behalf?
You see I believe Joash, Gideon’s daddy got caught up into it all. I think deep down he knew better but got so backslidden that he slide a long ways. After Gideon knocked it down, I believe he came to his senses and said, “Hey, just call my boy Jerubbaal. Just let Baal speak for himself. Just let Baal speak for Baal.” How about you tonight? Do you have to defend the heathen and their heathen practices? Don’t you think they can speak for themselves? Make your choice tonight. I have decided that I will just let Baal speak for Baal!
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