Saturday, April 19, 2014

Moultnomah's Sister Publishing Company Publishes Sodomite Book

    
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WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group is planning to release, through its liberal sister imprint Convergent Books, a manuscript paradoxically titled God and the Gay ChristianThe Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships.

The book’s author, Matthew Vines, is a homosexual activist and Bible revisionist known for manipulating Christian terminology to advance the counter-Christian homosexualist agenda.
Despite his frequent use of a Christian-like lexicon, Vines surprisingly admits to running an apostate enterprise that he calls The Reformation Project. An unabashed denier of Biblical teaching on sexual morality, Vines has publicly acknowledged that his goal is to “reform church teaching on sexual orientation and gender identity.” The book is scheduled to be published on April 22, 2014....
In truth, it appears that WaterBrook Multnomah and Convergent are effectively one and the same – same head, same staff, same offices, same printers, and even the same ink....
Multnomah is a long-trusted name in the world of Christian publishing. It is now part of WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. Over the years, the company has published scores of Biblically orthodox works by authentic Christ-followers like Randy Alcorn, Kay Arthur, and Dr. David Jeremiah. The company has also published manuscripts by Mother Teresa.
WaterBrook Multnomah and the pro-“gay” Convergent are supposedly sister imprints with the same parent company, Random House.
“Cobb told Christian Retailing that he ‘doesn’t see any impact’ from Convergent Books on WaterBrook Press and Multnomah Books. ‘They will continue to publish with the same mission and scope as before, he said.”
So, not only does Convergent have the same head as WaterBrook Multnomah (Steve Cobb); it also has the same body (staffers) and, apparently, the same everything else. Convergent is simply WaterBrook Multnomah by another name.
~Western Journalism

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Truth Matters

"Be ye warned, then, against falling into the meanness of compromise, for compromise is nothing better than varnished rebellion against God, a mockery of his claims, and an insult to his judgment." 
"It is well to understand that we are to be “first pure, then peaceable.” 
"Our peaceableness is never to be a compact with sin, or toleration of evil."
"I fear that, sometimes, in our endeavours to be sweet in disposition, we have not been strong in principle. “Charity” is a word that is greatly cried up nowadays; but, often, it means that, in trying to be courteous, we have also been traitorous."
"It is exceedingly difficult in these times to preserve one’s fidelity before God and one’s fraternity among men. Should not the former be preferred to the latter if both cannot be maintained? We think so."
"But we are so gentle and quiet, we do not use strong language about other people’s opinions; but let men go to hell out of charity to them."
"Do you not know that a person who is silent when a wrong thing is said or done may become a participator in the sin?"
"Do not say of such-and-such an error, “Oh, it is a mere matter of opinion.” If it be a matter of opinion to-day, it will be a matter of practice tomorrow. No man has an error of judgment, without sooner or later having an error in practice."
"If you love Christ but little, you will hate error but little. If you do not love the truth at all, you will not hate error at all."
"Complicity with error will take from the best of men the power to enter any successful protest against it."
"To pursue union at the expense of truth is treason to the Lord Jesus."

~Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Blasphemy of the Burpos' Heaven

More proof that "Heaven Is For Real" by Todd Burpo is not only erroneous, but blasphemous and therefore demonic:

"Todd is even able to report to Catholic friends that Colton "saw Mary kneeling before the throne of God and at other times standing beside Jesus." "

~Winnipeg Freepress

Monday, April 14, 2014

Rick Warren's Luvfest of the Roman Catholic Church

"People will listen to what we say if they like what they see." ~Rick Warren on the Pope. (13 minutes in).

"As our new pope, he was very, very symbolic." ~Rick Warren (13:11)

" I love the headline: "If you love Pope Francis, you'll love Jesus." (13:28) ~Rick Warren

This is John Piper's "theologically sound" "brother in Christ".

~Interview between EWTN (RCC) and Rick Warren, part 2 (this interview occurred this month, a year after the suicide of Matthew Warren).

This is just another example of how Warren knows exactly what names to drop and practices to mention (candle lighting when writing PDL---this is the first I've heard of this) according to his audience. With Piper he told Piper the answers he knew he needed to hear (as I said, back in 2010 when this happened). 
Why doesn't anyone see that Warren is a huckster? 
I'll say this, at least Warren acknowledges that he is "all things to all men" although NOT biblical--NOT in the way Paul meant nor practiced. Warren is every kind of pagan b/c that is who he's reaching. After admitting he's all things to all people (here it's pro-Roman Catholic/Desert mystics), he then talks about being "authenticity". His shining example: Francis of the Vatican. "He is doing everything right". 

This is John Piper's brother in Christ who is theologically sound--and interestingly they BOTH commend the position of the pope as well as the false gospel of Rome.

Here (18:00 time mark) is Warren parading around how much he gives "back" from his salary. This is always, nearly without exception, mentioned in every article written on Warren. Here he's telling everyone about how good he is by how much he "gives back". Remember, 1) we are not Jews and therefore are not called to tithe at all, 2) Jesus said we are not to announce how much we give, but rather do not even let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, and 3) the percentages of what he makes on a 10 year running best seller is going to be MILLIONS of dollars. His pretence of generosity and humility is transparent, even after speaking about "authenticity".

"Every time I give, I break the tie of materialism", says the million dollar pastor of a multi-million dollar church. (18:30)

"The way you get rid of getting is giving," (18:32)

"Every time I give my heart grows bigger and every time I give I become more like Jesus" (18:35)
says the man who pumps out a new book every few years and then goes on speaking engagements, and rolls out new programs, and desperately tries to entice more people into his multi-million dollar "church".

At the time of this interview, he gives 91% of his income back to...not sure what. Wow, God must really be impressed. 

"I've been playing this [tithing] game--or this deal with God--for 38 years." (19:14)

"I'm an avid fan of EWTN" (34:29) He goes on to then say:
"I make no bones about it; I probably watch it more than any other Christian channel....because you have more shows that relate to history ...and and if you don't understand the roots of our faith, that God has been working for 2,000 years regardless of what brand believer you are...God has been working for 2,000 years in His church and if you don't have those roots you're like the cut-flower syndrome or you're a tumble weed. One of my favorite shows...is the Chapel of Divine Mercy. Which I love and if I've had a very stressful day, I have tapped and Kay and I will come home and we'll put it on and both sit back and relax and worship and and in that time of reflection meditation and quietness I find myself renewed and restored. Thank you for keeping and replaying the Chapel of Divine Mercy....thank you Mother Angelica."

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Voting and Biblically Standing

My biblical stand (and voice) against evil is not restricted by whether I vote or not. That's too low of a standard. In fact, in most cases voting is sinful b/c it is compromising biblical values (voting FOR evil) while claiming to hold to them.

Before There Was A Milk Way There Was God: the purpose of Creaion

      
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"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1

Before there was a Milky Way--there was God!
Before there were galaxies, solar systems, constellations, and nebulae--there was God!
Before Mercury, Venus, and Mars were plugged into their sockets--there was God!
Before Polaris was fastened above the North Pole--there was God!
Before Orion the hunter had a belt, and Saturn had its rings--there was God; all alone, perfect and content, glorious in His solitary existence as the eternal I AM!

Before there was a sun, a moon, or an earth;
before there was grass to clothe the field, and flowers to adorn it;
before the mountains were brought forth, and the sea filled the depths;
before the eagle soared through the sky, and the fish swam through the sea;
before angels, devils, and men had their being--there was God alone!

If we would understand things aright, we must not begin with man, but with God, for He is the beginning of all things. To begin with man is folly, for man is but a creature--a production of the Creator. We must back up and begin where the Bible begins, with God!

God's people know, and have always known, what continues to baffle the minds of the scholars and scientists of our day, that "in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Through faith, God's people understand the mystery of creation.

I ask you, "Why are we here? What is our purpose? What is God's purpose?" Can we even know the answer to these questions? Indeed we can.

The twenty four elders seated around God's throne in Heaven give us the answer in Revelation 4:10-11, "The twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and for Your pleasure they exist and were created!"

You, me, angels, animals, plants, rocks, and all other things, exist and were created for one reason--the pleasure of the Creator. We were created according to His will and purpose, for His pleasure and glory.

God did not create the Heaven and the earth arbitrarily. He created them to be the stage upon which He would perform His eternal purpose of grace, and reveal all the wonders of His goodness and mercy toward His elect. It is upon the stage of time, that God displays His eternal purpose and shows forth His glory in the salvation of chosen sinners. He created this world for the salvation of His people, that they would be recovered from their sin by His almighty grace.

"I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying: My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure!" Isaiah 46:9-10

(Frank Hall)

Another Hit-and-Run by John Piper:his god's salvation is determined or empowered by the prayers of mere man

Most of the retweets were just parroting their leader. But blessedly and praise to our sovereign God, there are a few that are challenging this Piper nonsense:

The prayers they've been determined to pray?

sounds like pipers become a Mormon... Farewell John.

but seriously I would like to hear more...that statement requires a ton of unpacking. Cause it makes no sense on it's own.

...rather through the proclamation of His Holy gospel of Jesus Christ.

could you explain this further?

Er.. Whut? RT God saves his elect through the prayers of his elect.

8 Months and Growing: Prince George and His Mummy

On of my favorite images of the Cambridges...


Day three and second day of royal duties (the day before they had off in order to recover from jet lag). This was a playdate with other new parents at the Government House in Wellington, NZ.

Even George likes his mommy's hair:




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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Encouragement for the Weary Child of God In An Evil World

"I will bring this third part through the fire and make them pure. I will refine them like silver and purify them like gold!" Zechariah 13:9

I gather from this verse, that though the days are ever so evil, God will always have His chosen ones. There always is the third part--there always are the few in Sardis, who walk with Christ in white. I trust that I belong to the little flock.

I learn also that, though the members of His Church are insignificant in this evil world--they are very precious to Jesus. He compares them not to dull lead--but to silver and gold. He has Himself clothed them with their attractiveness. My Lord, I draw my silvery sheen and golden brightness from You alone.

But I see that, as beloved as His people are, it is His purpose to refine them. The jeweler uses every method to beautify the metals which he prizes most. If the citizens of this world escape the sharpness of God's discipline--the citizens of the heavenly Kingdom cannot. He chastens me, because He loves me!

And I find, too, that the sorrow may be very severe. He brings His children through the fire--the quivering and scorching fire! "I have refined you in the furnace of suffering!" Isaiah 48:10

"For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it!" Hebrews 12:11. Oh that blessed Afterward! The fire purifies the dross from me; it kindles my hidden graces to life!

~Alexander Smellie

Sodomites Physically Attack Christian Parents

GERMANY, March 28, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As parents in Germany have protested a new pro-homosexual “sexual diversity” curriculum in their schools, homosexual activists have attacked them by hurling feces and destroying their property, according to the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians, which documents anti-Christian incidents in Europe.

According to eyewitnesses, says the Observatory, "Christian parents were shouted at with obscenities.”

"They were spit at, eggs were thrown, and little bags with feces or color. Cables of loud speakers were torn out,” the organization says. “Pages were ripped out of the bible and used to wipe backsides, then formed into a ball and thrown at the parents.”

~LifeSiteNews

Hardly mature, rational behavior.  They want control over the children, because sodomites MUST recruit since they cannot pro-creation. And they can't handle people telling them they disagree with their lifestyle, especially when their own children are targeted.

Irrational behavior---the anger and hatred--- clearly shows this is a spiritual issue.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Christianity Is Not An Anarchy

Psa 103:19  The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all. 

Mat 4:17  From that time Jesus began to preach and say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

Rev 12:10  Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. 

Isa 9:6  For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. 7  There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this. 


1Jn 2:3  By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. 

Mat 7:20  "So then, you will know them by their fruits. 
Mat 7:21  "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 
Mat 7:22  "Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' 
Mat 7:23  "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.' 

1Jn 3:23  This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us
1Jn 3:24  The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us. 

Today's "Christianity"

Today's "Christianity":
Lordless Lord
Christless Christianity
Kingless kingdom
Slaveless Master
Powerless power
Godless godliness
Wordless Bible
Silent speech
Fake humility
Ignorant experts
Unholy righteousness