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  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Religion, Politics & State
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Two Masters and Two Gospels
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:478
  • eBook ISBN:9781952249020

Two Masters and Two Gospels, Volume 1

The Teaching of Jesus Vs. the "Leaven of the Pharisees" in Talk Radio and Cable News

by J. Michael Bennett View publisher's profile page

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Overview
Why do many American Christians Today Oppose the Values of Jesus? In recent years, why have most evangelical Christians been more concerned with political "winning" over soul-winning? Why have they been willing to "deal with the Devil" to further their interests and agenda, and disregard their call to "love thy neighbor," and its impact on their witness to the world and reputation of the Church? Why do their calls to limit government assistance and citizen protections mirror those of the financial, business and wealth classes? Do these modern values reflect the sermons and gospel they hear on Sundays, or the "sermons" they hear on talk radio and cable news during the week, like the Pharisees whom Christ opposed? How did this "cognitive dissonance" arise in recent generations of Christians, and by whose hidden hands did they infiltrate the doors of the church? These questions and others will be addressed in full in this first installment of the Two Masters and Two Gospels series, by a Bible-believing Christian researcher who has uncovered shocking influences and culprits from the darkest corners of both the Mammon-worshiping establishment and Gnostic counter-culture, into the minds of generations of clergy, and through them into the Christian community at large.
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Why do many American Christians Today Oppose the Values of Jesus? In recent years, why have most evangelical Christians been more concerned with political "winning" over soul-winning? Why have they been willing to "deal with the Devil" to further their interests and agenda, and disregard their call to "love thy neighbor," and its impact on their witness to the world and reputation of the Church? Why do their calls to limit government assistance and citizen protections mirror those of the financial, business and wealth classes? Do these modern values reflect the sermons and gospel they hear on Sundays, or the "sermons" they hear on talk radio and cable news during the week, like the Pharisees whom Christ opposed? How did this "cognitive dissonance" arise in recent generations of Christians, and by whose hidden hands did they infiltrate the doors of the church? These questions and others will be addressed in full in this first installment of the Two Masters and Two Gospels series, by a Bible-believing Christian researcher who has uncovered shocking influences and culprits from the darkest corners of both the Mammon-worshiping establishment and Gnostic counter-culture, into the minds of generations of clergy, and through them into the Christian community at large. It explores the observable changes in the attitudes, perceptions of and interactions with the outside world by America's Religious Right and evangelical base in the recent years of the "Trump phenomena," finding in their new president a messianic figure and an apparent expression of the collective "id" of their embattled culture and heritage of preeminent societal stewardship. However, have they made a "Faustian bargain" with the aim of a reclamation of short-term power and influence, and if so, which party is the compromising Faust, and which is the seducing Devil? Furthermore, have they sacrificed their (sometimes) historical role in society of spiritual guardianship and ethical example and leadership, "despising their birthright" of such like Esau, for a "mess of Trump porridge," or worse yet, in exchange for thirty pieces of silver? So how have most of today's Religious Right-affiliated "salt of the earth" citizens developed a mindset and attitude towards others and the issues of the day, expressing clannish pride, xenophobic paranoia of the "stranger" outside their own clan as well as a disregard for their suffering, and an exaltation of the wealthy, worldly successful and arrogant, in direct contradiction to the Sermon-on-the-Mount Kingdom principles of humility and "others-centeredness" taught by their own Founder and Savior? This work asserts that this paradox is best explained upon consideration of the "other gospel" most Christians are exposed to every week, as countless hours of exposure to talk radio and cable news during their commutes, work day and evening meal simply dwarfs the influence from their house of worship, propagating a "business-friendly" worldview. This work also reviews a score or more of the pertinent "hot button" issues of the day, and reveals how the teachings of Jesus and the saints as recorded in scripture bears little similarity to the media "gospel" that despises the poor, the stranger, and other "undesirables." Worse yet is the discovery, in the little-known historical investigation within this work, that our own Christian leaders colluded with Big Business interests in the New Deal-era to fight forms of public assistance, paid for with hard cash, who in turn used Christian media to train our national clergy and public, using guides under dark Gnostic spiritual influences, with biblical prophetic implications. This modern-era exposure of our Christian leaders "riding the Beast" of the ancient, money-obsessed "Great City Babylon," and which provides impeccable documentation and dares to "name names," is intended to provide spiritual insight both to the orthodox Christian, and the moral, authenticity-seeking unbeliever.
About the author
J. Michael Bennett, Ph.D has a doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering, and served for sixteen years as a team leader in technology development at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, as well running his own successful consulting and technology development business as an inventor, having received over twenty four patents on personal inventions now used in the military, commercial and transportation industries, with his work profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Scientific American and television programs on CNN and PBS. For seven years, he produced and hosted a radio program entitled Future Quake (as host "Doctor Future"), broadcast weekly on WRFN FM ("Radio Free Nashville") and then daily on the Christian radio station WENO, AM 760 in Nashville, TN, and worldwide via the Internet (with his shows currently archived at the show website, www.futurequake.com). He is a contributing author of the books How to Overcome the Most Frightening Issues You Will Face This Century and Pandemonium's Engine (both of Defender Publishing), and at any time is working on a number of new solo book projects. He has also been featured as a radio guest on programs such as Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, and as a keynote speaker on religion and spirituality at the 2008 United Nations and World Council of Churches-sponsored international conference entitled "Reconnecting Heaven and Earth in Spirit, Space and the Human Psyche," hosted by the United Nations NGO (non-governmental organization), The International Institute of Integral Human Sciences (www.iiihs.org). He was a researcher and on-camera host of the documentary, Dark Clouds Over Elberton: The True Story of the Georgia Guidestones. He also posts his musings on his blog dedicated to Joshua, Caleb and other "minority views" of God's people, "The Two Spies Report" (www.twospiesreport.wordpress.com), and also hosts a site (www.mikebennettbooks.com) dedicated to news about his published works.

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