Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Experts Agree That ISIS and Muslim Brotherhood Groups Are "The Purest Expression of Islam"

As I have said so often, and this confirms it yet again, that terrorists like ISIS ARE true, quranic (my term) Islam:

And Clare Lopez, Center for Security Policy vice president for research, said an attack on Christianity is the ultimate expression of Islam.
ISIS is the purest expression of Islamic doctrine, law and scripture,” she said.
A former CIA station chief who asked not to be identified for security reasons agreed the ISIS decision to destroy churches is consistent with their faith.
ISIS and all other Muslim Brotherhood groups, along with the Shiite groups like Iran and Hezbollah, are manifestations of true Islam,” he said.
All Muslims hate Christianity and Judaism … they have to; it’s mandated in the Quran and the hadiths,” he said. “To illustrate the true Islamic nature of ISIS, one simply needs to pull descriptions of Muhammad’s actions from history and also quote what he says via the Quran and hadiths about waging war against all non-Muslims, and the use of rape, torture and terror toward non-Muslims.”
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Destroy Your Idols Or Do Not Pray for God's Blessings

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“It is useless to pray for His blessing while we refuse to put away that which has called down His curse. It is vain to talk about exercising faith in God’s promises until we have exercised repentance for our sins. Our idols must be destroyed ere God will again accept our worship.” 

(“The Life of Elijah” A.W. Pink)

And then it gets very specific. Here's what the Lord has to say and here's what you're to listen to and obey, verse 2, "Thus says the Lord of hosts, I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel. How he set himself against him on the way while he was going up from Egypt. Now go and strike Amalek and utterly destroy all that he has and do not spare him and put to death both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey." That's what's called genocide, go wipe out a whole race...a whole tribe in this case, not really a race, but a whole tribe of people named for the man Amalek. God's command was very clear. Saul was to deal ruthlessly with these Amalekites. He was to kill not only the men but all the women and all the children and all the babies. And then he was to kill all their animals. The whole tribe was to be utterly and mercilessly taken out of existence. No hostages were to be taken and the implication here is no spoils either.

Let's pick it up in 1 Samuel 15 verse 7. "So Saul defeated the Amalekites." And the rest of the verse, "From Havilah as you go to Shur, which is east of Egypt," indicates that it was a crushing, wide-spread, far-reaching and devastating victory. He slaughtered them from pillar to post, from front to back, east to west, north to south, a crushing defeat. But, verse 8, "He captured Agag, the king of the Amalekites, alive and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword, but Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, the ox and the fatlings, the lambs and all that was good and were not willing to destroy them utterly. But everything despised and worthless, that they utterly destroyed."
Motivated by covetousness, motivated by the love of money, they kept all the best animals, they kept all the best possessions, collected the spoils of victory. They didn't even do a thorough job, by the way, of executing the Amalekites. A lot of them escaped. And then worst of all, they spared Agag. They spared the king.
Why? Why would Saul be so blatantly disobedient? Well it wasn't just materialism, in this case it was pride. Here was a marauding vicious terrorizing monarch of this tribe who was known to everybody as the greatest fighter and warrior and victor before whom others crumbled. Saul was going to show his great mighty power, his great force by holding up the trophy Agag and saying, "Look what I have, look who I defeated." It was pride and materialism. It was just an evil heart on Saul's part to flatly and blatantly disobey God.
But the sin was so serious that God immediately deposed Saul and all of his descendants forever from the throne. 

As I said, this is a tremendous insight into God's attitude toward sinners and His holiness and wrath against sin. But I want to use it just as an analogy, if I might, this morning. It is an excellent illustration analogically of the sin that remains in the believer's life. When you were saved and I was saved there was at that moment a crushing defeat of sin...a crushing defeat. From one end to the other, east to west, north to south our sin was crushed. But we still have remaining sins. There are some Amalekites running around loose in everybody's life. We all have our Agags. And the problem in our Christian lives is not that sin has not been defeated with a crushing defeat, it has but there is still remaining sin. There are some loose iniquitous Amalekites in all of us. And though there was a great and glorious and triumphant defeat at the time of our salvation, there is the necessity that the remaining sins be hacked to pieces or they will revive, they will plunder our hearts and sap our spiritual strength. We cannot be merciful with the Agags of our life. We cannot be merciful with the remaining sins in our life or they will turn and create an insurrection and a rebellion to attempt to destroy us.
In fact, it may well be that like the Amalekites, the remaining sin in us often becomes more fierce, more formidable than even before because we don't expect it. Certainly the children of Israel had felt that the Amalekites were a defeated foe. Their king had been hacked to pieces and here they came. Scripture calls on us to deal with our sin like Samuel dealt with Agag, to kill it. There is remaining sin residing in our unredeemed humanness, our flesh, and it has to be killed. It has to be followed up, found and destroyed. And until we do that, we're never going to enjoy what Paul experienced in his bold confidence about a holy and godly sincere conscience.
~John MacArthur, "Hacking Agag to Pieces"

Billy Graham's Heresy and False Gospel

The world loves this man, but that is a condemnation, not a commendation.

Joh 15:19  If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.

Jas 4:4  You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 

There is but one way to salvation, and it's not by some nebulous "light" of some vague god out there as Billy Graham and Robert Schuller claim. No, one must hear the biblical Gospel of the biblical Lord Jesus Christ--who He is and what He did and how each person is a wretched unholy sinner before the thrice Holy One of Israel.

Rom 10:9  that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 
Rom 10:10  for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. 
Rom 10:12  For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; 
Rom 10:14  How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? 
Rom 10:15  How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, "HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!" 
Rom 10:16  However, they did not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says, "LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?" 
Rom 10:17  So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. 

Act 4:10  let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead--by this name this man stands here before you in good health. 
Act 4:12  "And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.

Christianity is no more closer to Islam than it is to Satanism. The man is a walking ignoramous. The fact that BG can say that Muhammad had great respect for Jesus Christ and then say that Muhammad said Jesus was the greatest prophet except for himself...just have those two sentences roll of his tongue without batting an eye and THEN say Christianity is closest to Islam--the man has no righteous indignation for what he just said about Islam...the pure blasphemy of Muhammad about Jesus Christ didn't cause BG to flinch, to be angry at such a horrific thing. The utter hatred Muhammad had for the Triune God of Scripture and Scripture was completely lost upon the man while he found common ground. His fake Christianity may have common ground with Islam but Biblical Christianity has ZERO.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hezbollah Supporters In Orlando FL

I’m all for free speech but when the flags of a designated terrorist group are flying in my country, in the state I call home — we have a problem.

Political correctness will be the death of America, and indeed western civilization. Why are we afraid to stand up to this clear and present danger?
~Allen West

Hezbollah is a known terrorist organization that seeks to destroy Jews, Israel, and those who refuse to submit to Islam. This IS our issue here in the USA.

Is Jesus Christ In Your Sermon?

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“The motto of all true servants of God must be, ‘We preach Christ; and Him crucified.’ A sermon without Christ in it is like a loaf of bread without any flour in it. No Christ in your sermon, sir? Then go home, and never preach again until you have something worth preaching.”

 - Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1876

Too Many Voices Wipes Out Discernment

It seems that among the educated, especially among leaders, too many are listening to too many voices by way of books and conferences, which crowds out the pure Word and then complicates the simplicity of biblical truth and wipes out discernment.

2Co 11:3 But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. 
2Co 11:4 For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.

As I have posted so many times before simply because it is so increasingly more and more appropriate:

But the penitent prodigal can find no nutriment thereinMen "of the world"—and they may be graduates from some "Bible Institute" or possessors of a diploma from some Bible Seminary, now styling themselves "preachers of the Gospel"—will speak of the things of the world and "the world hears them(1 John 4:5). But those who are seeking to "work out their own salvation with fear and trembling" obtain no help therefrom, yes, they perceive clearly that such sermons and periodicals are "broken cisterns, which can hold no water" (Jer. 2:13).

To turn away from the lifeless preachers and publishers of the day—may involve a real cross. Your motives will be misconstrued, your words perverted, and your actions misinterpreted. The sharp arrows of false report will be directed against you. You will be called proud and self-righteous, because you refuse to fellowship empty professors. You will be termed censorious and bitter—if you condemn in plain speech—the subtle delusions of SatanYou will be dubbed narrow-minded and uncharitable, because you refuse to join in singing the praises of the "great" and "popular" men of the day. More and more, you will be made to painfully realize—that the path which leads unto eternal life is "narrow" and that FEW there are who find it. May the Lord be pleased to grant unto each of us—the hearing ear and obedient heart! "Take heed what you hear" and read!

~A.W. Pink, "Take Heed of What You Read"

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Modern Evangelism Produces Hideous and Christ-Dishonoring Monstrosities

"Until the ungodly are sensible of the exceeding sinfulness of their vile course of self-will and self-pleasing, until they are genuinely broken down and penitent over it before God, until they are willing to forsake the world for Christ, until they have resolved to come under His government—for such to depend upon Him for pardon and life is not faith, but blatant presumption; it is but to add insult to injury. And for one such to take His holy name upon his polluted lips and profess to be His follower, is the most terrible blasphemy, and comes perilously nigh to committing that sin for which there is no forgiveness. Alas, alas, that modern evangelism is encouraging and producing just such hideous and Christ-dishonoring monstrosities.

~ Arthur Pink "Studies On Saving Faith"

Friday, August 15, 2014

Encouragement and Depression

I know, perhaps as well as anyone, what depression means, and what it is to feel myself sinking lower and lower. Yet at the worst, when I reach the lowest depths, I have an inward peace which no pain or depression can in the least disturb. Trusting in Jesus Christ my Savior, there is still a blessed quietness in the deep caverns of my soul, though upon the surface, a rough tempest may be raging, and there may be little apparent calm.

~C.H. Spurgeon

Self murder then, is never an option for the Christian, because at the very core of his being, he knows with Whom he has to do, and knows he must bow the knee to HIM. True peace, which comes after being brought to peace WITH God, surpasses all circumstance,as does joy. Phil. 4:4-9 is key. We who are in Christ have a LIVING HOPE (hope= confident expectation, not a mere wish) which is based in HIM alone and His faithful Word. We must, in our battle, keep renewing our minds and hearts and thus anchor our thinking in the faithful and true Scriptures.

Php 4:4  Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 
Php 4:5  Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. 
Php 4:6  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 
Php 4:7  And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 
Php 4:8  Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. 
Php 4:9  The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you

Receiving All From The Hand of God No Matter What It Is

But when we receive all that enters our lives as from His hand, then, no matter what may be our circumstances or surroundings—whether in a hovel, a prison— dungeon, or a martyr’s stake—we shall be enabled to say, “The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places” (Psalm 16:6). But that is the language of faith, not of sight or of sense.

~The Sovereignty of God, AW Pink

Rom 8:28  And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Birds Of A Feather: Beth Moore Schmoozing With Joyce Meyer

We're excited to have Beth Moore in the studio with us today taping upcoming shows of Enjoying Everyday Life. We'll keep you posted as soon as they are available.
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I have the great privilege of sitting down w/ in her studio today to talk about unity. Pray for Jesus to be so present & pleased!

Beth Moore also has taken a photo with WOF pastor Christine Caine (Hillsong church). Moore also teaches on Charismatic James Robinson's TBN show. So this is no surprise. Especially given the fact that Moore has been teaching men for decades. And now she too, has been hearing the voice of God and getting all kinds of "revelations" from "Him". The biblical Jesus Christ is not pleased nor will He be present. Rather, His anger is upon you both for your spiritual harloty.

Birds of a feather flock together. Such is the sisterhood of feminist Charismatic rebellious women.

Joyce Meyer has been a false teacher for years as well, most infamously teaching the blasphemy  that Jesus took on a sin nature and had to be born again in Hell. She also thinks she's beyond sinning it seems. Go here  and here for the info.

Then, as Apprising Ministries reported:

Biblical unity is always based on Truth (see Eph. 1-4). Unholy unity is always based on error.

Now, how many people will continue to think Beth Moore is a "godly woman" and a "sister in Christ" even though she claims unity and sisterhood with these heretics? In order to consider Moore a legitimate Christian, you MUST ACCEPT Joyce Meyer and Christine Caine as legitimate Christians (and accept Moore's feminism and mysticism and slaughtering of Scripture and inter-faith with Romanists).

UK Contemporary "Christian" Music Artist Vicky Beeching Decides To Be A Sodomite

LONDON – Less than a year after announcing her support for same-sex ‘marriage,’ a UK-based worship artist whose songs are sung in American churches on any given Sunday has come out as a lesbian.
Vicky Beeching first was introduced in the Christian music industry in 2002, but became more prominent with the release of her worship album Yesterday, Today and Forever in 2005. The release featured songs such as Above All ElseGreat is Your GlorySearch Me, and a new take on the hymn Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus. She released two additional albums in 2007 and 2010, co-writing the song Glory to God Forever with fellow worship artist Steve Fee and touring with the band Delirious and singer/songwriter Rebecca St. James.
In 2012, Beeching outlined her feminist beliefs in an article entitled Jesus Was a Feminist and So Amand appeared on BBC News to explain why she believed women should be permitted to serve as bishops in the Angelican church.

That seems to be the MO these days: first come out supporting sodomy, then when the dust dies down, come out as a sodomite. I'm waiting for the same thing to happen with that guy from Jars of Clay.
Another example of a fake Christian in the increasingly corrupt CCM, here.
The same argumentation that feminism stands on is the same one the sodomites stand on, so it is not surprising that her actual first argument was for feminism, then her stand for sodomy, then her admission of her own sodomy.
One of Beeching's songs shows also the utter problem with "Christian" "worship" songs: they are romance songs full of emotional tripe, not songs about the HOLY One of Israel; they are self centered, not Christ centered. :
Jesus, my passion in life is to know You
May all other goals bow down toThis journey of loving You more
Jesus, You've showered Your goodness on me
Given Your gifts so freely
But there's one thing I'm longing for
Hear my heart's cry
And my prayer for this life

Above all else
Above all else
Above all else
Give me Yourself

Savior, the more that I see Your beauty
The more that I glimpse Your glory
My heart is captured by You
Jesus, You are my greatest treasure
Nothing this world can offer
Could ever compare to You
So, hear my heart's cry
And my prayer for this life


Matt Chandler's Affection Grows for Ann Voskamp

Showing his continued lack of discernment and love of the truth, Reformergent Charismatic Matt Chandler not only likes a false woman teacher, he is growing in his affection for her teaching.

Bad trees bear bad fruit.

I think is becoming one of my favorite writers. Tremendous piece

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Robin Williams: Money, divorces, and pride: the perfect storm for tragedy

Ecc 7:2  It is better to go to a house of mourning Than to go to a house of feasting, Because that is the end of every man, And the living takes it to heart. 

According to a family friend who had spoken to Williams recently, “All he could talk about were serious money troubles. There were clearly other issues going on and Robin sounded distant during the telephone conversation. Robin was known for being so generous to his friends and family during the height of his success, and would help anyone out that needed it.”
“There was also frustration that Robin expressed at having to take television and movie roles he didn’t want to take,but had to for the paycheck,” the source said, referencing his recently announced decision to film Mrs. Doubtfire 2. “Doing sequels was never Robin’s thing, and he wasn’t that excited at having to reprise the role of Mrs. Doubtfire, which was scheduled to start filming later this year.”
Though Williams had one of Hollywood’s most enduring careers, divorce — from first wife Valerie Velardi in 1988, and from second wife, Marsha Garces in 2008 — had gutted his bank account.
“Divorce is expensive,” he recently said. “I used to joke they were going to call it ‘all the money’, but they changed it to ‘alimony’. It’s ripping your heart out through your wallet.”
With financial pressures weighing, the insider said that the cancellation of The Crazy Ones in May sent him spiraling.
“Robin slipped into a deep depression,” the source said. “He felt embarrassed and humiliated that the show had been a failure. It was very hard for Robin to accept. Here he was in his sixties, and forced to take a role on television for the money. It’s just not where he thought he would be at this point in his life.”
~Radar Online

Mat 16:26  "For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

Ecc 5:10  He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity. 

Pro 16:18  Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling. 
Pro 16:19  It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly Than to divide the spoil with the proud. 
Pro 16:20  He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.