Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sexual Immorality is Ok, but Racism Isn't: moral schizophrenia

So let me get this straight: there is moral outrage against the racism of owner of an NBA team, but not his unashamed, very public sexual immorality? 


And let's not forget how the media and public keep telling us that it doesn't matter what a public person does in his private life, as long as it doesn't interfere with his job (Clinton anyone? Jesse Jackson?).
Oh that reminds me. The race-baiter Jesse Jackson himself has committed sexual immorality. 

I guess sexual immorality and breaking of a sacred and serious vow before man and God and spouse is nothing. Racism is all that matters. 

So much for moral consistency. 

This is just moral schizophrenia.

"Christ Followers" Don't Want Jesus To Be A Stumbling Block

Mat 1:21  "She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins." 

1Pe 4:16  but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name. 

Many hip, Post-modern, pagan-friendly pastors and churches use  the term "Christ follower" instead of “Christian” for themselves as a way to not drive away the "unchurched" (the new term for an unbeliever), so they can have an open door. 

These pagan friendlies don't want Jesus to be a stumbling block, even to professing Christians Christ Followers.  As some have noted, Christ becomes a mere example to "follow" and usually it has to do with their wrong view of works (social justice/works righteousness). Airo's article which I have linked to below, makes a good point about this versus the reality of Jesus Christ living in a believer through the second Person in the Trinity, the Holy Spirit. In other words, one is a mere social notion, the other is a reality of the very God of this universe indwelling and abiding with a biblical Christian.

But the thing is, Jesus is The Stumbling Block.

But He is and always will be.

It is HIS name, "Jesus" that is above every name, not the title of "Christ". There are many 'christs" as Jesus said would come (Matt. 24:5), but only one risen Lord Jesus Christ. New Ager Marianne Williamson for example believes that all have a "christ within", so we can see that the term "Christ follower" is one that even pagans are happy to use without offense. 

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.

1Pe 2:8  and, "A STONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE"; for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed. 

Php 2:9  For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 
Php 2:10  so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 
Php 2:11  and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 

And while "Christian" means "Christ follower", the term, "Christianos", not its meaning, is used as a suitable label for disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. Yes true Christians are followers of Christ. He is the Great Shepherd and His sheep hear His voice and follow Him. But "Christ" is not His name, and we are called by His name for His name's sake. Moreover, those who distance themselves from the term "Christian" also distance themselves from dogmatic teachings and words like: sin, repentance, lordship, crucifying the flesh, false teachers, wolves, hypocrites, church discipline, etc. Instead they are all about social justice, they are "missional" and "intentional", and their "worship" is incredibly worldly and caters to the flesh and the world.

In other words "Christ  Followers" are usually the ones who buy into the Post-Modern culture of vague notions of right and wrong, good and evil, black and white, and find truth in everything and dogmaticism or antithesism in nothing. Yet Jesus Christ was dogmatic and taught antithesis all during His earthly ministry, not to mention in the rest of Scripture.

Below is what I consider a very good excerpt from an article on this issue:

Here's the answer I came up with after reviewing the sermons preached at these seeker-driven / purpose-driven churches over the last 24 months:
Christ Follower: Someone who has made the decision to be an emotionally well adjusted self-actualized risk taking leader who knows his purpose, lives a 'no regrets' life of significance, has overcome his fears, enjoys a healthy marriage with better than average sex, is an attentive parent, is celebrating recovery from all his hurts, habits and hang ups, practices Biblical stress relief techniques, is financially free from consumer debt, fosters emotionally healthy relationships with his peers, attends a weekly life group, volunteers regularly at church, tithes off the gross and has taken at least one humanitarian aid trip to a third world nation.
Based upon this summarized definition, I've come to the conclusion that the world is full of people who can fit this definition but who've never repented of their sins and trusted in Christ alone for the forgiveness of their sins. This definition could easily apply to Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses. In fact, it could apply to Emergent Heretics, Unitarians, Muslims and practicing Jews. The reason why this definition of a Christ Follower could be applied to those outside of Christianity is because this is a definition based upon deeds NOT creeds. 

Interesting that they don't call themselves Christ Slaves either, which would be very accurate as Jesus Christ is Lord. Paul often called himself a slave  (dulous) of Christ (Rom. 1:1, Gal. 1:10; Col. 1:7 of "fellow slave"), Titus 1:1, and James did too in James 1:1, Peter in 2Peter 1:1, Jude in Jude 1. and John in Rev. 1:1.

From G1210; a slave (literally or figuratively, involuntarily or voluntarily; frequently therefore in a qualified sense of subjection or subserviency): - bond (-man), servant.

To be called a slave necessitates a master who owns you now. And the problem with these Post-Modern "Christians" is that they will not have King Jesus, the Lord Jesus, rule over them. They don't want a theocracy (kingdom), they want a democracy where they can have a vote, but such is not the case in the kingdom of God. 

For more on the term "Christ follower", go here.

Irrefutable Biblical Evidence of Limited Atonement

This is one passage that demonstrates the limitation of Christ Jesus' atonement is solely for the elect:

Rom 8:31  What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
Rom 8:32  He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
Rom 8:33  Who will bring a charge against God's elect? God is the one who justifies;
Rom 8:34  who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.
Rom 8:35  Who will separate us from the love of Christ?

It struck me as I read this today while doing my FOF homework, that the atonement is directly connected to the justification, intercession for, and love of the elect by God. It is impossible to therefore claim that Jesus died for all people, because here in this passage (there are others) it shows that for all whom Jesus died, He justified, He loves, and He intercedes on their behalf. To say that Jesus atoned for all the sin of all the people who would ever live IS to necessitate that He also will justify, love, and intercede for ALL people and thus you have: universalism.

Also I noted that for all the elect that Jesus died for, have no outstanding charges laid to their account. Those who claim Jesus died for all people must go against Scripture here and say in contradiction to it, that in fact, there are still charges made against the one for whom Jesus died.

The Left Pushes Pedophilia Sodomy


Shocking allegations by former child actor Michael Egan against openly “gay” “X-Men” director and producer Bryan Singer have stunned Hollywood into relative silence. I say “relative silence” because, unless he’s a Catholic priest, the relativist left’s false narrative is that a “gay” man is always the victim and never the victimizer.

To be sure, not all homosexuals are pedophiles. Yet a grossly disproportionate number of them are
Consider, for instance, a study published in the left-leaning Archives of Sexual Behavior of over 200 convicted pedophiles and pederasts. It found that “86 percent of offenders against males described themselves as homosexual or bisexual.” This demonstrates, as notes Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council, that “homosexual or bisexual men are approximately 10 times more likely to molest children than heterosexual men.”
This makes perfect sense when coupled with another 2001 study in the same peer-reviewed publication. It found that nearly half of all “gay”-identified men who participated in research were molested by a homosexual pedophile as boys: “46 percent of homosexual men and 22 percent of homosexual women reported having been molested by a person of the same gender. This contrasts to only 7 percent of heterosexual men and 1 percent of heterosexual women reporting having been molested by a person of the same gender.”
The connection between homosexual abuse and “gay identity” is undeniable. Although clearly not all “gay”-identified men and women abuse children, or were abused as children, the verifiable reality is that an alarmingly high percentage of them do and were. As with most forms of abuse, the cycle is both circular and vicious. “Born that way?” Not so much. “Made that way?” Sadly, it appears so.
But of equal concern is the fact that many of the most prominent “LGBT” activists across the globe have either overtly endorsed, or given their implicit approval of, what the left euphemistically calls “intergenerational intimacy” (read: child rape).
End quote.
~Western Journalism

The article notes that Peter Tatchell, "marriage equality" activist is widely respected among the LGBT movement. He calls pedophilia "positive" and that, "[I]t is time society acknowledged the truth that not all sex involving children is unwanted, abusive and harmful.”
The article goes on to discuss how Obama's  "Safe School" czar, Kevin Jennings not only failed to report sexual assault by a teacher on a 15 year old boy, but  according to the Washington Times reported in 2009, he encouraged the pedophilia predatory relationship!
Then there was Harry Hay, hero of Jennings and "founding father" of the modern sodomite rights movement and an "icon" for LGBT "history month" among the entire sodomite activist community.

"Not surprisingly, Hay was a child rape enthusiast and avid supporter of the pedophile North American Man/Boy Love Association, or NAM/BLA." He claimed that what sodomite kids of ages 13 to 15, need more than anything else is a relationship with an older man.
The article continues:
"Or take “LGBT” martyr Harvey Milk, a sexual predator known to have statutorily raped, repeatedly, a drug-addicted, teenage, runaway boy. Milk’s punishment? The Obama administration just awarded him an honorary USPS postage stamp.
Am I the only one who sees the pattern here? Has the goddess of “tolerance” really driven the world completely blind with madness?"
 For the entire article go to Western Journalism.

The Possessor of Truth Versus The Professor of Truth

The possessor of truth is not one who merely has longevity in ministry, voluminous writings, media exposure, impact on said persons life. Nor is it one who simply gives a clear articulation of the Gospel, or coalitions of men; the truth is surely with those who study the Holy Scriptures and pursue holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord (Heb.12:14). Those whose lives meet with their sound doctrine (1 Tim. 4:16) are those who truly know and love Christ. Our brothers are not those who merely talk about Jesus in the public sphere, whether vague or clear, rather our brothers are those who deny themselves and do not deny their theology by their deeds. They know God in the person and work of Jesus Christ, despising all that He despises, loving all that He loves (Ps.139: 21). They contend for the faith (Jude 1:3), the full corpus of truth, rendering nothing to secondary status so as to feed the lust of compromise and popularity (Lk. 9:26). It is not mere lip-service that makes one a Christian, but the life of obedience (John 14:15), evidenced by fruit which indicates that one is a biblical Christian (Titus 2:11-15).

~Doron Gladden of Biblical Christ Research Institute

Well said. This can be applied to John Piper, Tim Keller, Mark Driscoll, Acts 29, Desiring "God", The "Gospel" Coalition, and "Together for the 'Gospel' "---they may have longevity in "ministry", have voluminous writings, media exposure, impact on many people, and may at times articulate the gospel (although increasingly NOT true of Piper and the "Gospel" Coalition for example) but they deny their said theology by their deeds (including unholy alliances) and affection for those things that God hates, rendering most of biblical truth to secondary status or worse, merely a theory to be accepted or tossed without consequence.

The Fear Of God Keeps Us From Sin

To fear God is to have such a holy awe of God upon our hearts, that we dare not sin. “Stand in awe and sin not.” Psalm 4:4. The wicked sin and fear not; the godly fear and sin not. “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” Gen 39:9… He who fears God will not sin, though it be ever so secret. “You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling-block before the blind—but shall fear your God.” Lev 19:14.
Suppose you should curse a deaf man, he could not hear you; or suppose you were to lay a stumbling-block in a blind man’s way, and cause him to fall, he could not see you do it. But the fear of God will make you forsake sins which can neither be heard nor seen by men! The fear of God destroys the fear of man.
The three Hebrew children feared God, therefore they feared not the king’s wrath. Dan 3:16. The greater noise, drowns the less; the noise of thunder, drowns the noise of a river. Just so, when the fear of God is supreme in the soul, it drowns all other carnal fear. It makes God to be God to us, when we have a holy filial fear of Him." And if you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each man’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay upon the earth” (1 Peter 1:17)
Labor to get the fear of God into your hearts. As a levee embankment keeps out the flood waters, so the fear of the Lord keeps out moral uncleanness. Those who lack the fear of God, lack a bridle that should check them from sin. Bernard calls holy fear, janitor animae, the door-keeper of the soul. As a nobleman’s porter stands at the door, and keeps out vagrants, so the fear of God stands and keeps sinful temptations from entering.” 

~Thomas Watson

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Cornell University Study Claims Kids Who Eat Chicken On the Bone Are More Likely To Be Aggressive

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"According to a new study, researchers at Cornell University found that children who eat chicken on the bone are twice as likely to disobey adults and be aggressive toward other kids. Biting food, researchers found, appears to increase activity level, aggression and noncompliance." 

~Fox Insider

And it's been shown that everyone who drinks milk will die.

Seriously, that's "science"?

Ladies and gentlemen, this is what you pay for when you send your kids to these kinds of universities: idiocy. This is nothing more than feminizing the children. Kids disobey and fight b/c of their sin nature, lack of parental control, lack of self control, and a huge inflated ego.

The Lord Gives and the Lord Takes Away--Blessed Be the Name of the Lord


The Tittle Family
Rob Tittle, a FamilyLife staff member and kindred spirit warrior for the family, died last night in the tornado that crushed parts of central Arkansas.  Two of his daughters—Tori, age 20, and Rebekah, 14—were among the 16 killed in the storm.
Rob, 48, and his wife Kerry, had heard the tornado warnings and were shepherding their nine children under a stairwell when the tornado disintegrated their home.  Rob was doing what a man does—putting his family first—when the twister hit.
All that is left is a grim grey slab of concrete.
The Tittle Home

The Tittles' 19-year-old daughter posted this on Facebook from a friend's house: “... my mom, and my six brothers/sisters are alright.  We have lost three of our family … Dad, Tori and Rebekah, prayers would be appreciated.  The house is gone stripped from the foundation.  The Lord Gives and the Lord Takes away, Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

~Family Life

Encouragement for the Child of God In These Dark Days

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Psa 37:1  A Psalm of David. Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers.
Psa 37:2  For they will wither quickly like the grass And fade like the green herb.
Psa 37:3  Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
Psa 37:4  Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Psa 37:5  Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
Psa 37:6  He will bring forth your righteousness as the light And your judgment as the noonday.
Psa 37:7  Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. 
Psa 37:8  Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing. 
Psa 37:9  For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.
Psa 37:10  Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more; And you will look carefully for his place and he will not be there. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Discernment and Loving the Truth

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Those who are truly discerning are passionately committed to sound doctrine, to truth, and to all that is inspired by God.

Paul was urging the Thessalonians to nurture and cultivate their love for truth, to let it rule their thinking. He wanted them to foster a conscious commitment to all truth; a faithfulness to sound doctrine; a pattern of holding fast to all that is good.

The attitude Paul calls for is incompatible with the suggestion that we should lay doctrine aside for the sake of unity. It cannot be reconciled with the opinion that hard truths should be downplayed to make God’s Word more palatable for unbelievers. It is contrary to the notion that personal experience takes precedence over objective truth. God has given us His truth objectively in His Word. It is a treasure that we should protect at all costs.

“That which is good” is truth that accords with God’s Word. The word “good” is kalos, meaning something that is inherently good. It isn’t just something that is fair to look at, lovely or beautiful in appearance. This speaks of something good in itself—genuine, true, noble, right, and good. In other words, “that which is good” does not refer to that which is entertaining. It does not refer to that which garners accolades from the world. It does not refer to that which is satisfying to the flesh. It refers to that which is good, true, accurate, authentic, dependable—that which is in agreement with the infallible Word of God.
When you find such truth, embrace it and guard it like a treasure.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay Supports Sexual Immorality Via Sodomy and Sodomy Unions

Fast forward to 2014, and frontman Dan Haseltine is on Twitterexpressing support for marriage equality and forcing his followers to have a really hard conversation about why many of them are so unwilling to see their LGBT brothers and sisters as humans:
Contemporary Christian music isn’t a format where one might think to look for vocal supporters of same-sex marriage, but as with anything else times are changing. Dan Haseltine, front-man for the popular Christian band Jars of Clay, yesterday took to his Twitter account in a series of posts supportive of same-sex marriage, posting “Not meaning to stir things up BUT… is there a non-speculative or non ‘slippery slope’ reason why gays shouldn’t marry? I don’t hear one.” He went on to write “I’m trying to make sense of the conservative argument. But it doesn’t hold up to basic scrutiny. Feels akin to women’s suffrage. I just don’t see a negative effect to allowing gay marriage. No societal breakdown, no war on traditional marriage. ?? Anyone?”
Haseltine compares the issue to civil rights struggles in the past, and asserts regarding Biblical arguments against same-sex marriage that “I don’t think scripture ‘clearly’ states much of anything regarding morality.” He goes on to write that “I think the vast interpretation has left room for people to deal inhumanly and unlovingly toward others that don’t fit their guidelines” and that “I don’t particularly care about Scriptures stance on what is ‘wrong.’ I care more about how it says we should treat people.”
Increasingly we have "Christians" who reject clear Scripture in favor of the politically correct, yet demonic lie of sodomy being acceptable.

Whether it is through pastors, conference speakers, musicians, or authors, it MATTERS what  and  to whom you are exposing yourself to.

You cannot be of two minds, Christian. You MUST choose: God's way or the Devil's way; God's Word or Satan's lie.

1Ki 18:21  Elijah came near to all the people and said, "How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him." But the people did not answer him a word.

In the patriarchs (Genesis 19:1-28) - In the Law of Moses (Leviticus 18:2220:13) - In the Prophets (Ezekiel 16:46-50) - In the New Testament (Romans 1:18-271 Corinthians 6:9-10Jude 7-8)

1Co 6:9  Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 1Co 6:10  nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

Jude 1:7  just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.

Rom 1:23  and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
Rom 1:24  Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,
Rom 1:25  because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
Rom 1:26  For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature;
Rom 1:27  and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
Rom 1:28  And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.
Rom 1:29  They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,
Rom 1:30  slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31  foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.

Rom 1:32  Though they know God's decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. 

Faithfulness to Christ Will Stir Up Religious Rancour Despite Professed Tolerance

"He that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked” (Proverbs 29:27).

They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly” (Amos 5:10).

It is the same now. Faithfulness to Christ will stir up religious rancour. In spite of the boasted liberalism of the day, men are still intolerant, and manifest their enmity just so far as they dare.

“And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me” (John 16:3).

Here the Lord traces, once more, the world’s undying ill-will to its true source: it is because they are not acquainted with the Father and the Son. Hatred and persecution of God’s children are both the consequence and the proof of the spiritual ignorance of their enemies.

~Arthur Pink, "An Exposition of the Gospel of John"

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Think God Uses Unbiblical Movies Like "Son of god" and "Noah" and "Heaven Is For Real" To Bring People To Christ ?

For those Christians who dare to think that seeing these "Christian" movies is a way to turn people to Christ, consider this VERY carefully:

Eph 4:17  So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, 
Eph 4:18  being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart;
Eph 4:19  and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.
Eph 4:20  But you did not learn Christ in this way, 
Eph 4:21  if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, 

God says we do NOT learn the truth through the world's thinking and ways.

2Co 4:1  Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart,
2Co 4:2  but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. 
2Co 4:3  And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 
2Co 4:4  in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
2Co 4:5  For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus' sake. 

God brings people to the truth of Jesus Christ (who IS Truth), by the Word of Truth, the Gospel:

Col 1:3  We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
Col 1:4  since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints;
Col 1:5  because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel 
Col 1:6  which has come to you, just as in all the world also it is constantly bearing fruit and increasing, even as it has been doing in you also since the day you heard of it and understood the grace of God in truth; 

Thoughts on "Heaven Is For Real"

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Yes, a cute little child can indeed lie and manipulate others. Yes, a father can also manipulate his cute little boy. Yes, Satan can deceive through both.

To sit in the seat of scoffers, literally, and to pay them money on top of that, just to "see" if what they are producing is of Christ or not, is FOOLISH. If they are NOT Christians, then it is NOT OF CHRIST. Folks, how hard is this??? I suspect people use the claim of "seeing it so I can "better" debate against it, as an excuse to see what everyone else is watching. Our credibility does not come from going to the dog's vomit, sniffing it, tasting it, and THEN pronouncing it's dog's vomit. Our credibility comes from knowing Christ and the Scriptures and doing our homework. We are not called to participate in the deeds of darkness to THEN say it is darkness.

If Satan didn't get to some "Christians" through "The Passion of the 'Christ' ", "Son of god", or "Noah", his next attempt is through a toddler. If that won't work, there's the next "Bible" movie coming out in December called "Exodus: gods and kings". If you don't think this is an attack of the sufficiency and faithfulness of Scripture and the thrice holiness of God, you are already deceived.

It's not a matter of opinion to sit in the seat of scoffers and give heretics like TD Jakes and pro-Roman Catholics like the Burpos who blaspheme Christ Jesus. It is sin.

 This is blasphemy and there is no need to go and PAY to sit in the seat of scoffers and mock God and Scripture. That would yes, make it sin to do so.

Todd Burpo claims that in Colton's experience, Mary goes from kneeling before the throne to standing next to Jesus on the throne:

TD Jakes, a modalist (ancient heresy that denies the Trinity) and Word of Faith heretic is a producer of the movie.

"But now, the movie is taking flak from a very unexpected source. Prominent Baptist pastor and syndicated radio host, John MacArthur spoke to Good Morning America. He said, " I'm convinced that the entire movie and book is a hoax. It has nothing to do with Christianity. It has nothing to do with The Bible."

MacArthur said, "Let's say a dozen books written by people who have been to Heaven recently and come back. Every single one of them describes it differently.""

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter In Australia: father and son share a precious moment

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When Homofacism and Liberals Clash With Islam

Homofacists are upset with the buying of the Beverly Hills Hotel by the Sultan of Bruni:

"The Southeast Asian nation of Brunei will institute a revised penal code on April 22 that includes "stoning to death" for a broad range of sexual offenses, according to a United Nations news release on April 11. The country's leader, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, had announced plans last October to implement the code, which applies only to Muslims, The Associated Press reported at the time. 
Bolkiah controls Brunei Investment Agency, which counts the Dorchester Group as a subsidiary. The Dorchester Group owns The Dorchester Collection, which owns The Beverly Hills Hotel. Other hotels in the Dorchester Collection include The Hotel Bel-Air in L.A., 45 Park Lane in London and Le Meurice in Paris."

This is the reality of what I've been saying for years now: the liberals who demand everyone "coexist" with Islam will find out how intolerant Islam really is. 
Yet these same homofacists and liberals are full of violent hatred of Christians when Christians don't call for the stoning of anyone.
I doubt they will force the Sultan and Bruni to serve the sodomites, like they do Christians.....

Weirder and Werider: the tweets of John Piper

I want joy = I want to be joyful. I want a biscuit ≠ I want to be a biscuit. Be clear: the heart's state ≠ the heart's object.

Sadly all who retweeted and responded just followed this pied piper in his stupid nonsense as if it was deep.

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 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.