Pastor J. A. Lovell
First Covenant Church, Dallas, Texas—
Some sixty years ago, a dear Kingdom-believing pastor penned the following sermon, “The Devil’s Children,” which appeared in the October 1974 edition of Pastor Lovell’s Kingdom Digest, read by thousands throughout the Anglo-Saxon world. This truth upon which Dr. Lovell expounded has been silenced today, even among Kingdom Israel believers. Most pastors soft peddle the truth of the Bible, especially when it comes to the truth of Genesis 3:15, John 8:44, I John 3:12, Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43, 23:33-35 and related Scripture verses. The following article is reprinted in the Watchman so our readers might have a flavor of how Kingdom preachers from days gone by believed.
Pastor Dan Gayman
Many people are heard to say that we preachers ought to preach nice, soothing sermons, instead of revolutionary ones that seem harsh, seem to scold, and appear to denounce! Well, all we can say to this is that Jesus didn’t preach nice sermons; the great patriarchs and the major and minor prophets didn’t deliver little three-minute oral essays. They thundered out against sin of their day, and we, if we are to follow in His footsteps, should do likewise.
Others are heard to say that we should be more cooperative, should unite with other groups, and that we should be modern, get wise, and do as other churches and pastors. Yes, that sounds good on the face of it, but let us remind you that this is what organized religion has done. Denominational churches and their pastors are willing to cooperate with anything and anyone that comes along, and to unite with everything that is suggested—thus becoming quite modern, we assure you, the result being that the Holy Spirit has made His departure from the average, big, downtown denominational church.
The Bible is not taught in its fullness concerning its consistent message in such churches. Money in these churches is the main thing, eating is next, then numbers, and finally popularity. What a tragedy!
Then there are those who say that we should not be so controversial in our preaching. Let us answer this by saying, first of all, that Jesus was quite controversial; and in the second place, it is utterly impossible to preach the Bible without being highly controversial. We can be controversial without being harsh, contentious, or vain. That is the spirit in which we give such a message as this.
This message, we must admit, is quite tedious and a bit difficult at first for some people not acquainted with the Scriptures to understand; but we also admit that, though tedious, it is quite basic. In fact, the truths of this message are so basic that it is utterly impossible for you to know the Bible and what is happening in the world today unless you know the truths expressed in this message.
An understanding of this message will let you know why certain forces are trying to do away with the House Un-American Activities Committee. An understanding of this message will let you know why the recent off-year election went like it did. It will also let you know why we have the United Nations and UNESCO, why we had the Marshall Plan, and why America is not fully prepared for the coming conflict! In fact, it will help you to understand everything in and out of the Bible!
As we look now to our topic, “The Devil’s Children,” in all humility and in Christian love, let us point out how these people are identified, what they are called, and what the Bible says about them.
We quote a few verses to let you know that we are not just guessing at this matter of the Devil having his own workers and his own brand of humanity. Matt. 13:37-39: “He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; the field is the world; the good seed are the children of the Kingdom; But the tares are children of the wicked one: the enemy that soweth them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.”
In the preceding verses, you will note that the children of the Kingdom are referred to as literal human beings, descended from Abraham through Isaac. To these people were given the Kingdom, for God married them, a race of people, not the Jew, but Israel at Sinai. She became His wife, He became the Husband, so the children of the Kingdom are the descendants of Abraham through Isaac, now the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic-Scandinavian peoples. Then, is it hard to believe that in this same verse the children of the wicked one, or of the Devil, are also physical human beings, and that they are here to represent Satan.
In fact, they are Satan incarnate and have never done, are not doing now, and never will do anything except Satan’s work. It certainly isn’t difficult for us to believe this; in fact, it is the only position one can take to be logical, scriptural, and consistent! Please notice in this same chapter that these tares (noxious weeds) representing the children of the Devil, at the very end of this age, the days that we are now approaching, are to be taken out of the Kingdom of God (America is a part of that literal Kingdom of God on earth today) and are to be put out of business completely, symbolized by an expression of their being put in a furnace of fire where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth!
Looking again at this matter of the Devil’s children, let us point out what the Scriptures say concerning the father of these people. John 8:31, 39, 42, 44: “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed…They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father, Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham…Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me…Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is not truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
From the preceding verses, it is quite evident that these people are not the children of Abraham, though they be the seed of Abraham. Abraham had two wives and one concubine. It was only through Sarah and her son, Isaac, that Abraham’s children came, so the Lord plainly told these children of the wicked one that they were not Abraham’s children. In these same verses, these people were told that God was not their father.
These people were very sensitive on the matter of fornication. Knowing they were born of fornication, they hotly denied this in these verses. Yes, they were born of fornication. Genesis 38:1-2: “And it came to pass at that time that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her.”
Also, Jeremiah 24:5, 8, 9, 10 tells us that these bad figs, Jews, were born of fornication. Though Judah was their father, Shuah was their mother, and the son, Shelah, propagated this particular line of fig Jews. Though they had Judah blood, they also had Canaanite blood. Therefore, they were born of fornication and were mongrels.
We have been told that the Jews would go back to Jerusalem, and that would be a sign of the Lord’s coming. The Bible never states this, but from the verses just quoted, we are plainly told that the bad fig wicked Jews would be punished, scattered around the world, would become a taunt and a proverb, until they were consumed off the land—yes, off the land (Palestine) which the Lord gave to their fathers. So the people who are there now, in the main, are bad fig Jews, and they are not entitled to Palestine. They got there by the help of governments like the U.S.A. and by killing Arabs, and we are told elsewhere in the Scriptures that they will be destroyed in due time by the wrath of God. It is Israel that is to go back only one of a family and two of a city—representatively, in other words. Now, these verses also tell us these people are of their father, the Devil!
Genesis 3:15: “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” No one doubts that the seed of the woman mentioned in this verse refer to the Adamic race. Thus, it refers to a literal, physical human being. However, very few people are willing to agree that the other seed mentioned, being the seed of the serpent, is a literal human being. We believe it is; thus we have these two different races, two different groups of people, in the world today, and they have had enmity between each other. The seed of the serpent has great enmity toward the seed of the woman, and that enmity is expressed today by all the chicanery, skullduggery, deception, sham, hypocrisy, coercion, and intimidation they are practicing toward the Adamic race to bring world conquest upon them, to destroy their Christ, and everything they hold dear and ideal.
Matthew 23:15, 33, 34: “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves…Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city.”
Again, we point to the clear teachings of verses like these. Namely, that there are people who are children of hell; that is, from beneath, below, of the earth, and not from above. They are also called serpents, just as the one who beguiled Eve is called a serpent. There are those who say we should be careful what we say about Jews. Jesus certainly wasn’t careful. He referred to these wicked, bad figs—Canaanitish, mongrelized Jews—as serpents, vipers, and snakes. He said they were children of hell, and the Devil was their father! Are we going to dare to follow the example of Jesus, or shall we follow organized religion, tradition, and the way of popularity by compromising in this respect?
Again, may we point out that these people are called Antichrist, meaning they are against Christ. I John 2:22: “Who is a liar but the that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.” Notice, we do not have references to good fig Jews, for in the eighth chapter of John we are told that many such Jews believed on the Lord. Even today such Jews, many of them, do not believe on Jesus Christ, but they are orthodox Jews enjoying their synagogue worship, and they do believe in God, the Old Testament, and the laws of hygiene, health, and sanitation. But in the Scripture we have just quoted, the Lord is telling us about a group of people who would be so depraved, so atheistic, that they would not believe either God or Jesus Christ; thus they would be totally Antichrist.
Today, virtually everyone who is a full-fledged Communist is an atheist, meaning he is against God and Jesus Christ. In many cases, if not most cases, behind atheistic Communism you will find the very people we are talking about in this message—the Antichrist, children of hell, people who hate Christ, Americanism, the church, and other things the Bible teaches.
We won’t have space to comment but will only quote the Scripture in which God called these people brute beasts. II Peter 2:12: “But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption.” Also, let us read Jude 1:8, 10, and 12: “Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves…These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds: trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots.” These are harsh words. They indict a certain group of people known as the Devil’s children!
Synagogue of Satan
Revelation 3:9: “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.” This verse plainly shows that there are those who, like in Esther’s day, became Jews, though they had no Jew blood in them (Like the Khazars of Russia who accepted the Talmudic teachings of the Jews, thus they called themselves Jews though they had no Jew blood in them at all). So we have many people in the world today who call themselves Jews and are not. They are mongrelized people with no Jew or Judah blood in them whatsoever.
We close by saying that this serpent race has certainly been venomous and made great inroads in America through films from Hollywood, through broadcasts of television and radio programs, even through comic books; and now, we are sorry to say, they are making their deadly tracks through schools, churches, and seminaries. It is time, then, that the people of God become conscious of these things, become incensed and aroused, that they might do their duty before it is too late!