The past week’s news headlines in America are a laboratory analysis and forecast of the perfect storm that is lambasting our falling nation.

America mourns as basketball legend Kobe Bryant dies, and every news station, sports talk show outlet, and media center in America covers his death and celebrates his achievements in a sport. Meanwhile, a pastor in Nigeria is beheaded for refusal to deny Christ, and no one cares.

I wrote an article a couple of days after Kobe’s untimely death about the vanity of a celebrity gaining the whole world and possibly losing his own soul, and Christians defend him and his Catholic faith, and call me a classless individual who wrote a “creepy post mortem commentary”. The article’s purpose was to simply put us in remembrance of the brevity and vanity of life without Christ, the permanence of eternity, and was a simple call to salvation.

The truth is America and many professing Christians don’t want their American dream deflated. They don’t want to know that there is a God they’re accountable to. They are like the disbelieving brothers of Jesus of whom He said:

“The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil” (John 7:7).


America hates the real Biblical Jesus. Many professing “Christians” do, too, including many of our celebrities. The stronghold in America is not the sinners who love the world, but the professing “Christians” who praise Him with their mouth but whose heart is far from Him — the ones who confess His Name but in works deny Him.

Folks, here is the big problem. Many of our celebrities and star athletes confess Jesus and have “God-talk” on their lips but they do not live for Him. As an example, the Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes, whom I love by the way, is being lauded for his faith in God since his childhood, yet he is living with his girlfriend and parties with his teammates. There are numerous other examples of this type of double standard and hypocrisy in America’s entertainment industry and among our celebrities.

But here’s the worse thing: American preachers defend the faith of these individuals and praise them. They exalt them before our youth as an example of a bold Christian witness, but they’re living in sin. We not only have frauds in the entertainment industry, but the high crime is that we have them in our pulpits.

Mahomes says he participates in team Bible studies and chapel services, but who is leading them and conducting them? Who is mentoring young men like him and others, and giving them the whole counsel of God. Who speaks of sin any more? Who tells them their lives are wrong? What preacher in America lives up to this job description?

“Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. [Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.] And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching” (2 Tim. 4:2).

Observe the many comments from the sleazy Super Bowl halftime show. Some of those entertainers are professing Christians. Many viewers who defended the show are professing Christians. It’s alarming to me that a professing Christian could watch this halftime show and not sense the Lord’s displeasure and be grieved in their spirit. Listen, if you are in that category, you are asleep and in great need of a rude awakening. You need to repent of your false profession and your compromise against holiness.

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Have you ever read the following verses?

“But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them” (Ephesians 5:3-7).

Much of “Christian” America doesn’t even know such verses are in the Bible. Such popular figures like mayor and presidential candidate Pete Puttigieg are professing “Christians” who are in a same sex marriage relationship. Honestly, it makes me want to vomit when I see half of our nation idolizing such effeminate men. Oh God, how far we have fallen from Biblical standards in America!


The deception is rooted in this simple statement: We have divorced Christianity from the Bible. America is a homosexual nation because we celebrate this lifestyle and cater to them all. America’s new religion is sex in all forms, and in all fashions. We have been desensitized to sin and seduced by sex. We are a hell bound nation. The worst of it is that our children are bearing the brunt of our lust and being exploited by the thousands in the sex trafficking industry, which is so much worse than any of us know. This is all about shock value and bringing down our nation’s defenses, so that after awhile it won’t bother you.

I know many of you don’t want to hear it, but it was the Obama presidency that opened the portal of sexuality here in America to a greater measure, and accelerated this vile filth from the pits of hell. Political authority from those eight disastrous years allowed a hell-bent, full-blown deviant spirit to rule, while the church played church grow-thism and designed a consumer model to keep attendance convenient and carnal.

And worse yet, now that a true presidential leader is putting a strangle hold on some of the darkness and prevailing progressivism, and draining the national swamp of its evil, people are having hissy fits as they scream for their Sodom and Gomorrah to remain unrestricted and unrestrained. Even professing Christians are now unashamedly Trump-haters, bashing our president at every turn. Stars of champion professional sports teams, who profess Christianity, boycott their visit to the White House in protest of the most Biblical and church friendly president we’ve ever had. Shame on you. You are poor, wretched, blind, and naked.

This double standard and highly hypocritical Christianity is a recipe for disaster. It’s the perfect storm. A sleepy church and a sinful society. Unholy Christ professors and a hell bent nation. Cowards and frauds in our pulpits who won’t preach the full truth, while the world parties on into eternal damnation.

Lord, have mercy.

We must possess an unwavering stand for truth and righteousness to thrive in the new era. Read about it in my new book, The Tumultuous 2020s. I believe it will be a great blessing to you. Here’s what Dr. Jeff Thompson said about it:

Please let me take a minute to recommend what I believe to be one of the most powerful prophetic addresses that i have ever read. Bert Farias pulls no punches and lays out a non-compromised Biblical Worldview regarding the “hot-button” issues of our day. Bible-believing Christians cannot afford to be complacent.

Bert’s books are forerunners to personal holiness, the move of God, and the return of the Lord. They also combat the departure from the faith and the turning away from the truth we are seeing in our day.


  1. Bert: I am in agreement with you in this. Let us hold high the Scriptural standards of God, calling people to unashamed holiness and purity. Let His people repent of our sins so that we can shine His light into our darkening nation.

  2. There are a few preachers around who continue to speak truth and thank God for you and them! Keep sounding the alarm, some will hear and make the adjustment, ( repent).

  3. Thank you, Bert, for continuing to speak TRUTH in the midst of the cesspool of compromise in the church. My heart grieves for all the perversion God must see from His Holy Throne .. among His very own people! 😦
    Praying for a wake up call to fill our xtra vessels…..before it’s too late.
    God bless you, Mr. Farias, for speaking the heart of God.

  4. Amen and Amen! Brother Bert your articles are sounding the alarm much like Paul Washer. The “church” in the West (USA) is in sad shape. We are worshiping a god of our own making! There is a shaking going on! The Lord is sifting! Keep listening to His voice and Blow that trumpet!

  5. It’s amazing that these things can be said about the American Church!! Don’t we really need to pray for wisdom on HOW to pray for our country now! I think, as you seek God, and read the Word; and “first base” surrender your life to Him, and on-going; then your eyes can be opened to these Biblical truths (like the necessity of holiness, and sanctification), which are undisputable! May God bless you for teaching on, as you said, lost topics; and putting out strong words of reproof like this! 1Thess. 5:23 really covers this!

  6. I forgot, I apologize, but I wanted to ask you if you might consider doing a teaching as to how believers should think, pray, etc.; as everyday, and it will get worse, we have to listen to very corrupt, lying politicians, and the press? Wow–timely, you said this is a homosexual nation–look who just won Iowa (if indeed he did)–we may be looking at Hillary yet! I thought, as to us (believers), if we love the world, we hate God, scripture says!

  7. I totally agree!

    From: The Flaming Herald
    Reply-To: The Flaming Herald
    Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:15 AM
    To: Ken Polk

    holyfireorg posted: “The past week’s news headlines in America are a laboratory analysis and forecast of the perfect storm that is lambasting our falling nation. America mourns as basketball legend Kobe Bryant dies, and every news station, sports talk show outlet, and medi”

  8. It matter not that the world is against you, you are called to be a harbinger of his truth – sound the trumpet. Who can be against you if the Lord is with you…

  9. I agree with many of your comments on the shameful modern culture in this country. However, I have to state more Truth here. The Truth is that the POTUS you support is a serial-adulterer. His marriages are not “biblical” – no more biblical than Pete Buttigieg’s marriage is. He has bragged about grabbing women by their genitals. He is unrepentant – in fact, he has stated he sees no reason to ask God’s forgiveness for anything. He is as phony of a “Christian” as there is. Patrick Mahomes, for all of his fornication, still has not committed the level of sexual sin that Donald Trump has. Donald Trump also make his fortune off of VICE. Gambling (casinos), the exploitation of women (beauty pageants), alcohol, and a phony “Trump Univeristy” get rich-quick scheme that ultimately failed. He committed bankruptcy multiple times.

    Yet despite all of this, you hold up Donald Trump as a man of God. This is sick, and wrong. It is evil. I know you will disagree with me, and you will defend, attempt to justify, and rationalize your support of Trump. Save it. Spare me. The only being you’re going to be pressed to explain it to it is Jesus the Lord. And you won’t be able to. Because economic “prosperity” never – EVER – trumps righteousness, morals, and proper character. The only way it does, is if one is a false prophet. ’nuff said.

    • My opinion is that Trump is a tool of God to right oh so many demonic, political wrongs perpetrated on our nation. The Saints who gave their lives to found this country on the Word of God are not dead, they are with God. And they are watching in earnest as this nation crumbles into perversion and hopelessness. God used pagan kings to bring about righteous ends on Israel. God even used an ass. God can and will use whoever and whatever He pleases. I praise God. And I praise God for Trump. Can you even fathom the alternative? Trump may act like a pagan, but Trump is not demon possessed. She is.

    • Gemma, look in the mirror please. You are the one who is sick and wrong.

      Repentance is the difference between president Trump and Buttigieg. Here’s what Trump said about his sins:

      “I’ve never said I’m a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I’m not. I’ve said and done things I regret, and the words released today on this more than a decade-old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me knows these words don’t reflect who I am. I said it, I was wrong, and I apologize. I pledge to be a better man tomorrow and will never, ever let you down.”

      In stark contrast, Mayor Pete has talked about how his homosexual relationship to his “husband” Chasten has brought him closer to God. He has kissed his partner at public rallies. He is pushing his homosexuality, not apologizing for it.

      Wake up and quit parroting everything you hear other misinformed Christians saying about our president.

  10. I am amazed that some people are so bent on their own opinion regarding someone else’s past and are their judge and jury. we are all guilty of a past before Jesus rescued us. this includes our president. We need to be careful of comparing his past to a man who is living a homosexual lifestyle and consider him (buttigieg) more righteous. this is a dangerous place to be in because the BLOOD of Jesus saves us. so I believe repentance is needed now before this goes any farther Mr. BMD and others.

    • Trump has repented. Buttigieg has not. In fact, he claims to be closer to God since his gay “marriage”. The fruit of a debased mind void of judgment. May the true and living God have mercy on him and open his eyes!

  11. I agree with you completely!

    And I am about half way thru your new book, 2020s. Great book! So appropriate and timely. It amazes me that so much of what you wrote in the book is such common sense and so obvious for people who open their eyes, but so seemingly invisible to so many Christians and churches. Hypocrisy is the correct word!

    From: The Flaming Herald
    Reply-To: The Flaming Herald
    Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:15 AM
    To: Ken Polk

    holyfireorg posted: “The past week’s news headlines in America are a laboratory analysis and forecast of the perfect storm that is lambasting our falling nation. America mourns as basketball legend Kobe Bryant dies, and every news station, sports talk show outlet, and medi”

  12. Great article, but you need to add that the cause of this is doctrine. When practically every pastor in America teaches that once you pray a prayer your going to heaven no matter what, why wouldn’t the flesh loving followers of this “great delusion that has come over the whole world”, live according to it. If I can sin all I want and still go to heaven, why not?

    In my 35 plus years of being a christian, I’ve only heard on the radio on 3 different occasions a someone say that they believed it was possible to “fall from grace”, but 2 of them seemed apologetic, and said you have to be reallly, really, really bad for that to happen.

    This lie that was first told in the garden, “you shall not surely die”, rules the Church today, and the christian who follows it to its end lives a compromised, worldly, watered down type of christianity, that barely resembles the real thing. Its hard enough to walk in the Spirit daily without compromise, when you know, that “without holiness no one will see the Lord”, how can anyone continue to walk in the spirit, and not in deliberate willfull sin, when they don’t think they have too? Why don’t they live in victory? Because they believe it’s not necessary.

    Read Wesley.

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