I don’t believe America should negotiate with terrorists, nor will I negotiate with cults. These folks are going to hell, as they send others to hell with them in a handbasket. Henceforth, they need to be dealt with accordingly. And when they won’t listen, we warn the others. As others have said, “I’m a Herald, not a negotiator!”
It is my personal policy to never use offensive extra-biblical words while preaching. Nevertheless, my mention of the postmodern Tampon or Kotex is Biblically applicable to what the Lord admonished of in Isaiah 64:6. Thus saith the Lord!
In Isaiah 64:6 the word ‘filthy’ in ‘filthy rags’ is the Hebrew word iddah (‛êd’). Translated as ‘the bodily fluids from a woman’s menstrual cycle.’ The ‘rag’ is the soiled rag and/or garment. Conversely, the good works or good deeds of anyone, or cult member (Mormons or JW’s), are non-salvific, and worthless in the sight of a Holy God. As another scholar said, “Therefore, these “righteous acts” are considered by God as repugnant as a soiled feminine hygiene product.”
“But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away” (Isaiah 64:6).
As Commentator Matthew Henry put it –
Our deeds, whatever they may seem to be, if we think to merit by them at God’s hand, are as rags, and will not cover us; filthy rags, and will but defile us. Even our few good works in which there is real excellence, as fruits of the Spirit, are so defective and defiled as done by us, that they need to be washed in the fountain open for sin and uncleanness.
Born-again Christians are called to ‘contend for the faith.’ To know what is means to Biblically ‘contend,’ click here for my teaching on this subject.
As always – Ye must be born again. Repent – love Biblically – be salt and light – be holy – be sanctified – fear God – pray without ceasing – keep His commandments – walk circumspectly – believe in and trust Jesus – obey the Gospel – share the Gospel – preach the Gospel – contend for the faith, – hate the things that God hates, and love the things that God loves – keep the faith, work-out your salvation, and endure to the end!
 Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible (Tennessee: Thomas Nelson Publisher, 1997) 694.