I hardly ever go to Henry Makow’s website. I only read some of the beginning of his articles at thetruthseeker.co.uk, to get the gist, and then I desist.
Why? Because this creature – Jesus used that term for unsaved humans – was never born the second time (yet?), and therefore is not a child of God! And so his opinions and “exegesis” of the WORD, are also un-regenerated, and not to be treated as words from a true shepherd, but so far merely from “a hireling, whose own the sheep are not.” John 10:12.
In other words, Makow is not part of our Family, our Mispochah. He is not part of the body of Christ, the Bride of Christ! He is not our own! He still belongs to someone else.
As Jesus said,
“He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
Sure, he can tell some truths here and there, but so did Hitler, Lenin, Gengis Kahn, and many others. Even the Devil tells some truths, otherwise people wouldn’t have followed him.
Henry Makow is a secular humanist at best with deistic preferences or theist tendencies. But he doesn’t even understand salvation and the second birth. He says “I’d be delighted if Jesus was God made flesh” , but he doesn’t believe that, nor understand who Jesus is. Why? Probably because he doesn’t want to submit to Jesus’ authority as the WORD made flesh, is my guess. And as such, according to the divine contract in John 1:12-13, he was never born from God so far.
“11. He came unto his own, and his own (the Jews) received him not. 12. But as many as received him, to them he gave the power/right/privilege to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Many years ago, this fact that he is un-regenerated and still carnal, in the flesh, was borne out in his dealing with Jeff Rense. He treated that man very mean and vindictive, without mercy, even spreading gossip about him as if it were proven truths. Makow appeared to be unable to love Rense, or at least love him as his enemy, as Jesus instructed us to. Acc. to the same modus, he would have stoned the woman caught in adultery. And the only reason he treated him that vengeful way, was because Rense had banned him from his website, which was his right to do, being the owner of it.
I am not saying that Christians are incapable of hateful behaviour, but John the beloved states this as fact (1John 2:11), “… But he that hates his brother is in darkness, and walks in darkness, and knows not whither he goes, because that darkness has blinded his eyes. ” 1 John 3:15 and “Whosoever hates his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.” So, go figure!
But a real born again child of God, born of the Spirit of the God of Love, would have desisted from such hate, and followed Christ’s injunction to “pray for them that spitefully use you”, and “love your enemy”, “do good to them that hate you.” etc. All these orders are to be found in the sermon on the mount. (Matthew chapter 5)
The fact that Makow was unable to love his enemy, turn the other cheek, and pray for Jeff Rense, was an indication that he was not yet born of the Spirit and still carnal, in the flesh, driven by lust.
We are all tempted to lust and kill sometimes, but we who have been born of God, have a desire to follow Christ in his temptations to act the opposite way to the best of HIS ability. That doesn’t come naturally, it comes spiritually. It- like salvation – is a gift of God!
Our righteousness to act like that, is also a mere gift of God. And we only have it, if we have received the Spirit of Christ in our very own heart, in a personal decision and choice to submit to Him by believing that He is indeed the promised saviour of the Old Testament, Emmanuel, born in Bethlehem from a virgin, to be cut down as our sacrifice for sins, as the Scriptures foretold.
It is the very mystery St. Paul revealed: “Christ in you, the hope of glory!” It is not our personal striving to love our enemies, it’s gotta be His Spirit. NOBODY can live up to the requirements of the Sermon on the Mount. It’s gotta be God’s Spirit to be able to love God with all our strength, mind, heart, and soul, and our neighbour as our self. But if we have never received His Spirit, the Spirit of the Seed of Abraham, Jesus the Christ, it is virtually impossible to love like that. And his behaviour showed it.
That very public episode in Makow’s life should have been a watershed for him, should have become an epiphany, turned into a golden opportunity to finally begin to realise that he is – just like the rest of us – a stinking little sinner, incapable of even the littlest love. It could have woken him up to the bare facts that he is not as wonderful as he thought (thinks) he is, and that he indeed needs a Saviour from his obvious sins! Alas, so far, this elucidation seems to have escaped him. No enlightenment for Makow yet.
And that very self-righteousness that hinders him – as it did the Pharisees – to see his real state as a lost sinner puppy, hinders his regeneration. St. Paul had the same problem. He was a judgmental persecutor of God’s children and His Christ, as he said, “I did it in ignorance”, until God had to finally strike him with His light and rebuke him with His voice that it made him fall of his high horse. I hope for Makow that that won’t be necessary, although it would be an honour to have Christ personally appear to you without deserving any of it.
But his very self righteousness also gives him the feeling of being entitled to even criticise God HIMSELF, for his mere threat to Moses to solve the Israelite problem of utter stiffnecked-ness and constant rebellion once and for all, by totally getting rid of them, and by making a brand-new sample nation of Moses alone, “the meekest of men” until that time.
Who the Hell does Henry Makow think he is that he presumes he has the authority to judge God Himself? He calls him a “Murderer!” And not just that, but he is so prejudiced against God that he doesn’t even realise that God created Mankind as mortal creatures with a limited life span, and in effect “murders” all of us after that lifespan is consumed. Does that make God a “murderer?” Technically speaking, yes! Morally not so! Because murder is an evil act, that implies evil intent, whereas life was programmed in DNA to sooner or later come to its end.
Did God ever “murder” people? No! Although He was the Creator of Good and Evil, he can never be tempted by his own created Evil. Evil has no power over Him, as it has over Makow. When God allows the spirit to leave the body, he mostly does it in Love! As “His Spirit will not always strive with Man”, as He virtually had to do before the Flood, when he gave them almost 1000 years to do evil and some good.
God allowed the Flood to painlessly drown millions, not as “a murderer”, but because he had other plans for these rebellious spirits. They didn’t use that 1000 year opportunity to get closer to their Creator, but grew away and far apart from Him. Probably out of a similar self-righteousness as the Pharisees displayed.
These pre Flooders mocked God’s salvation plan for the imminent Flood, which He so graciously provided in Noah’s warning and survival plan. But they didn’t believe God’s warning. They preferred to mock His messenger, Noah. They ignored and despised His plan of survival. They didn’t follow nor believe Noah’s instructions on how to prep for the inevitable. I personally believe that the Flood was a naturally caused disaster, not just a kill-switch of the Creator.
The Flood was caused by the continual heaving and shrinking of the Earth’s crust due to tidal pumping which caused a final failure in it when Super Critical Water (SCW) exploded through a hairline of weakness which ripped ‘Pangaea’ into 7 continents with huge cracks that we now call the fault lines. The SCW was so under pressure that it exploded with the power of trillions of tons of TNT. The Fountains of the Earth were opened and flooded the entire globe.
This heaving and shrinking of the granite crust was probably an illustration of Man’s continual grumbling and groaning that wearied the Creator as it wore out the poor pristine crust of the Earth. God does things like that. He illustrates in His Creation what is happening in the spirit with Man, as an eternal object lesson. But just as Makow, most men never ever get the point and say “uncle!”
They prefer to childishly point their spiritual toddler fingers at God and with pouting faces spit out their condemnation of the most amazing, totally powerful, eternally living, Spirit of Love ever, “I AM”, the Father of Spirits. Instead of saying “I am soon going to die”, they whine, “God is murdering me! God is a murderer!”
Sure! God “murdered” about 250.000 souls today who simply died from all kinds of causes, as 250.000 do every day! Does that make God a murderer? How silly can carnal people get!
And when a volcano explodes, or a tsunami strikes, or an earthquake hits, and untold millions die in them, every time God is in the dog-house again, condemned, as people and smarmy media pundits point the finger and whine, “Where was God? Why didn’t he prevent it? Why does He allow such a thing! Why doesn’t God intervene?” they don’t realise that 250.000 die every day! They leave the temporal world and transit to the next one, whichever one they have opted to go to, Heaven or Hades.
Jesus told it like it is, and Mr. Makow should take very good notice, when he said, in Luke 13
1 There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?
3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
6 He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?
8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
9 And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.
Mr. Makow should ask himself, “Is my tree bearing fruit, or am I cumbering the ground? Because if not, “then after that thou shalt cut it down.”
henrymakow.com — June 6, 2017