Sunday, June 29, 2014

Jenny!! Call Jenny!!!


Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? Depends On Who You Ask!

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?
SARAH PALIN: The chicken crossed the road because, gosh-darn it, he's a maverick!
BARACK OBAMA: Let me be perfectly clear, if the chickens like their eggs they can keep their eggs. No chicken will be required to cross the road to surrender her eggs. Period.
JOHN McCAIN: My friends, the chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.
HILLARY CLINTON: What difference at this point does it make why the chicken crossed the road?
GEORGE W. BUSH: We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either with us or against us. There is no middle ground here.
DICK CHENEY: Where's my gun?
BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken.
AL GORE: I invented the chicken.
JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken's intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.
AL SHARPTON: Why are all the chickens white?
DR. PHIL: The problem we have here is that this chicken won't realize that he must first deal with the problem on this side of the road before it goes after the problem on the other side of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he is acting by not taking on his current problems before adding any new problems.
OPRAH: Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross the road so badly. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I'm going to give this chicken a NEW CAR so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.
ANDERSON COOPER: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.
NANCY GRACE: That chicken crossed the road because he's guilty! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.
PAT BUCHANAN: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.
MARTHA STEWART: No one called me to warn me which way the chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information.
DR SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY: To die in the rain, alone.
GRANDPA: In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough for us.
BARBARA WALTERS: Isn't that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heartwarming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its lifelong dream of crossing the road.
ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.
BILL GATES: I have just released eChicken2014, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents and balance your checkbook. Internet Explorer is an integral part of eChicken2014. This new platform is much more stable and will never reboot.
ALBERT EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?
COLONEL SANDERS: Did I miss one?

Friday, June 27, 2014

Contending For The Faith Should Trump Conventionally Acceptable Tones

I never get tired of saying matters of contending for the faith and the right division which the Word of God brings: when the conventionally acceptable tone of what is said, is revered over the truth content of what is actually said, it is an ignoble response to blunt the sharp edge of the reproving and rebuking truth by sentimentally appealing to an unbiblical view of Christian charity. Meekness and fear and respect and gentleness in giving a reasoned defense for the hope which the corpus of God's self-disclosing word produces in the soil of the heart that receives His good seed, is not a compromising humanistic friendliness with any person who propagates doctrine which is fundamentally inimical to the doctrine of God and the doctrine of Christ. 

Contending for the faith is an act of mercy, and granted, the truth must be spoken in love, but love does not equivocate in declaring God's word. Love rejoices in the truth, NOT in error. Contending for the faith is not a cavalier attitude of thirsting after contention or controversy, but rather it is active (not passive) obedience to Christ to faithfully take an unyielding stand in His grace for the clarity and purity and integrity of the faithful word as the Lord gave it to us. 

And this must begin with the Spirit's indispensable aid in building our faith in sound biblical discernment.

~Chris Okogwu

May I add that sometimes the truth must be said with full bluntess and sternness, depending on the one whom we are speaking to or about. I see that Jesus approached the Samaritan woman at the well totally different than his approach to the Pharisees and Sadducees. Same with Paul--he approached Lydia and the women at the riverside, differently than the false apostles (like in 2Corinthians). So it should be with us. Humility is before God, not hesitance before man. And our battle should come from loving God and His Word above all things, and then out of love for the souls of men. I hope that makes sense.

Preaching A False Gospel

Any preacher who rejects God's law, who denies repentance to be a condition of salvation, who assures the giddy and godless that they are loved by God, who declares that saving faith is nothing more than an act of the will which every person has the power to perform is a false prophet and should be shunned as a deadly plague. 

~AW Pink

The American Church

The notion to detach error from those who espouse it, and to grant 'grace' (re-defined) to those who publicly shame the testimony of Christ and the unified body in truth, is a disservice to the body of Christ. As publicly as such men are commended, is as publicly as they should be refuted. It is not the way of the prophets to disconnect men from their errors, nor was it the way of John the Baptist, Paul, the apostles, nor the way of the Blessed Lord Jesus. Hymaneus and Alexander the coppersmith are in the eternal writ, the Pharisees were not spared, neither were Jannes and Jambres. 

The so-named church of Americanism has erred greatly in one respect. She has rebuked the discerning and coddled the hirelings, all because she would rather preserve her 'ministry' than to protect the blessed name of Jesus Christ. This disposition is a mark of arrogance, apostasy and anarchy; not vitality, unity and humility. Graciousness shall never trump discernment. If it does, it is not graciousness, but selfishness. True shepherds warn the sheep, often against the mood of the mob and the mob's complacency. Did not God detach us from our sin or give us a new nature? Or did he merely coddle us in our sin and proclaim that we are fundamentally 'good', just flawed in certain areas? Jerusalem stoned her faithful men, gathered to herself false shepherds and loved it so. America shuns them, promotes the false prophets, and grants them celebrity sainthood. We shall render an account...

~The Biblical Christ Institute

Thursday, June 26, 2014


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"Contentment is possible only as we cultivate and maintain that attitude of accepting everything which enters our lives as coming from the Hand of Him who is too wise to err, and too loving to cause one of His children a needless tear."

- A.W. Pink

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

American Christian.....

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If you don't bother reading the Bible every day....

If you don't go to Scripture first to know what God says on any given issue of life....

If you run to the world's philosophies first.....

If Scripture is your "ultimate" authority but not your first and only authority....

Then please don't fake astonishment or sadness when you hear that 80 Christians were shot dead in N. Korea for owning a Bible.

You don't even read it. You wouldn't die for it.

But you sure argue against it when it demands you stop sinning, repent of your sin, and tells you are totally depraved with nothing good in you and that your only hope is in the biblical risen Jesus Christ.

You argue against it when it says that women are not to be in leadership over men, demands you are to separate yourself from false teachers and call them out, that you are to reject all the world's philosophies like evolution and psychology.

That which you claim sadness over (slaughter of Christians for owning a Bible) doesn't jive with your own rebellion against those very Scriptures.

You have already declared war on the Word and all who are loyal to it and its Author alone.

You might as well shoot those same Christians for the same reason. In fact, you do when you insult them and persecute them for holding Scripture above all things in the most highly exalted place (Ps. 138:2).

Monday, June 23, 2014

Meriam Ibrahim May Be Released From Sudan's Prison and Death Penalty: but she isn't a Christian

Meriam Ibrahim did not suffer for the cause of the risen Lord Jesus Christ. She suffered simply because she was not Muslim. There's a HUGE difference:

'After she gave birth the conditions got better,' said Mr Mustafa. 'She has air conditioning. She has a good bed,' he said after he and Ms Ibrahim's Catholic husband, Daniel Wani, visited her.

Ms Ibrahim, born in eastern Sudan's Gedaref state on November 3, 1987, is the daughter of a Sudanese Muslim father and an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian mother, according to a statement from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Khartoum obtained last week by AFP.

'She has never been a Muslim in her life,' said the statement signed by Father Mussa Timothy Kacho, episcopal vicar for Khartoum. Miss Ibrahim joined the Catholic church shortly before she married the Mr Wani in December 2011, the vicar said.

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~Daily Mail

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Death Is Sure To Come: are you ready?

"It is appointed for men to die once--and after this comes judgment!" Hebrews 9:27

No event is so important as death--but how little is it regarded!

Death is sure to come. Nothing can prevent it. Every expedient has been tried, but there can be no discharge in this war.

The time of Death's approach is uncertain. It may come when . . .
you are young and in health, and calculating on long life,
you are deeply immersed in worldly cares and business,
your mind is not the least directed towards it,
in the hour of festive enjoyment, and
at a time when you would not be at all prepared for it--unpardoned, unrenewed, and without love to God.

At death, the body returns to its original dust. "By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return." Genesis 3:19. "Then shall the body return to dust," etc. Ecclesiastes 12:7

Death, then, as the effect of sin, is the cessation of human existence. It is ended . . .
by disease,
by sudden violence or accident,
by the human machine being worn out by affliction,
or by protracted old age.
The lungs heave no more;
the pulse ceases to beat;
the blood is congealed in the veins;
the eyes are dimmed;
the tongue is silent, and
the hand forgets its dexterity.

Such is the end of the human structure, so fearfully and wonderfully made. And however stately, well-formed, athletic, strong, and beautiful before--it must be consigned to the dust from whence it came! Its tendency to corruption causes even its once adorers to exclaim, "Bury my dead out of my sight!" It . . .
is deposited in the silent tomb,
becomes worm-food, and
is hidden from mortal sight.

Think then, of the momentous results of death. It . . .
mars the beauty and strength of the body,
casts it into the abhorrent grave,
tarnishes all its glory, and
terminates all its happiness!

Death is the last of time, and the commencement of eternity! It is a complete change . . .
of existence,
of situation,
of circumstances,
and of feeling.
After death, the soul appears before God. "It is appointed for men to die once--and after this comes judgment!"

Death then, is the crisis of man's fate--the seal of his destiny.
It encounters either a smiling Father--or a frowning judge!
It conducts to the crown of life--or the regions of death!
It conducts to eternal glory--or to everlasting perdition!

"Therefore be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect!"

Belief Isn't Enough

"It is a great mistake to fancy that to endorse sound doctrine is the same thing as possessing saving faith, for while saving faith accepts the truth of God, it mainly concerns itself with the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ, and its essence lies in reliance upon Jesus himself. I am not saved because I believe the Scriptures, or because I believe the doctrines of grace, but I am saved if I believe Christ; or, in other words, trust in him. Jesus is my creed."
~ Charles H. Spurgeon

 This is exactly how false teachers secretly sneak in among us or rise from within the leadership. They do not start off teaching heresy or else they'd be recognized immediately and be kicked out, unable to do their filthy deeds of darkness. No, they agree with sound doctrine, parrot it, teach it, for a time in order to get a grip inside the door. Then they commence their spiritual jihad.

Love of God and Repentance

"There is no 'love of God' for you unless you have repented or unless you do repent. Make no mistake about this. Do not rely or bank on God's love. It is only for the penitent; there is no entry into the kingdom of God except by repentance." 

~ Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Allow, Accept, or Stop and Reject?

Christian leaders, if you allow it, you accept it. If you stop it,  you reject it.

So what are you doing in your church?

Are you tolerating unrepentant sin?
Are you stopping those who expose it?

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Mimics Aren't The Real Thing

Just because a teacher mimics truth doesn't mean he or she is of the truth. Many can pretend for a while---sneaking in as they "agree" with sound doctrine. But eventually God will reveal them. He must.



We must be content, not only when God gives mercies, but when He takes away. If we must "in every thing give thanks," (1 Th. 5. 18) then in nothing be discontented.

~ Thomas Watson The Art of Divine Contentment


Biblical Discernment and Taking Up Arms For the Ongoing War for Truth Isn't An Option

"All Christians share the biblical mandate to cultivate biblical discernment. Remaining passive in the church and ignoring the cancerous effects of false teaching is a serious dereliction of our duty as believers. We are to be equipped with the biblical tools necessary to identify, expose, repudiate, and excommunicate all wolves who sneak into the church. Out of love for Christ, His people, and the pure exclusive gospel that He delivered, each of us must take up arms in the ongoing war for the truth."

~ John MacArthur

It's a command, not an option. To quench the Spirit by detesting and devaluing the gift of discernment, whether or not you like the package through which HE has brought it, is sin. If you TRULY value honesty as a virtue, then you MUST accept the Truth. Otherwise examine yourself to see if you are even in the faith.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Beware of Intellectualism and Studying Yourself Away From the Truth: take heed of what you read

J Campbell Morgan entered into doubt of God's Word as trustworthy and inerrant when he read too many of man's opinions:

For three years this young man, seriously contemplating a future of
teaching and ultimately of preaching, felt the troubled waters of the stream of
religious controversy carrying him beyond his depth. He read the new books which debated such questions as, “Is God Knowable?”
 and found that the authors’ concerted decision was, “He is not knowable. He became confused and perplexed. No longer was he sure of that which his father proclaimed in public, and had taught him in the home.

Other books appeared, seeking to defend the Bible from the attacks which
were being made upon it. The more he read the more unanswerable became the questions which filled his mind. One who had never suffered it cannot appreciate the anguish of spirit young Campbell Morgan endured during this crucial period of his life. Through all the after years it gave him the greatest sympathy with
young people passing through similar experiences at college—experiences which he likened to “passing through a trackless desert.” At last the crisis came when he admitted to himself his total lack of assurance that the Bible was the authoritative Word of God to man. He immediately cancelled all preaching engagements. Then, taking all his books, both those attacking and those defending the Bible, he put them all in a corner cupboard. Relating this afterwards, as he did many times in preaching, he told of turning the key in the lock of the door. “I can hear the click of that lock now,” he used to say. He went out of the house, and down the street to a bookshop. He bought a new Bibleand, returning to his room with it, he said to himself: “I am no longer sure that this is what my father claims it to be—the Word of God. But of this I am sure. If it be the Word of God, and if I come to it with an unprejudiced and open mind, it will bring assurance to my soul of itself.” “That Bible found me,” he said, “I began to read and study it then, in 1883. I have been a student ever since, and I still am (in 1938).”

At the end of two years Campbell Morgan emerged from that eclipse of
faith absolutely sure that the Bible was, in very deed and truth, none other than the Word of the living God
. Quoting again from his account of the incident: “…This experience is what, at last, took me back into the work of preaching, and into the work of the ministry. I soon found foothold enough to begin to preach,
and from that time I went on.”

With this crisis behind him and this new certainty thrilling his soul,
there came a compelling conviction. This Book, being what it was, merited all
that a man could give to its study, not merely for the sake of the personal joy of delving deeply into the heart and mind and will of God, but also in order that those truths discovered by such searching of the Scriptures should be made known to a world of men groping for light, and perishing in the darkness with no clear knowledge of that Will.
 (Jill Morgan, A Man of the Word: Life of G. Campbell Morgan, 94)

2Co 11:3 But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
Doubting God's Word as reliable and true is nothing but the lie Satan brought to Eve in Eden. Why in the world would a Christian who loves God sit in the seat of scoffers and fill their minds with doubt of HIS Word which is inerrent and truthful and God-breathed?
Scripture says:

Ecc 12:12 My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Psa 1:1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.

Col 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
2Ti 2:23 Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels.

1Co 2:1 And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. 2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

1Co 1:17 For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, andnot with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
Eph 4:17 Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of Godbecause of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. ...19They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. 20 But that is not the way you learned Christ!

Take Heed Of What You Read! by A.W. Pink:

"Take heed what you hear" (Mark 4:24): the word "hear" obviously includes what is read, for that which is written or printed is addressed to the ears of our intellect. Few people today realize the urgent need for "taking heed" unto what they read. Just as the natural food which is eaten either helps or hinders the body—so the mental food we receive either benefits or injures the mind, and that, in turn, affects the heart.

Some of God's dear people may suppose that it would be presumptuous to set themselves up as judges of what they hear or read—but that is a serious mistake, being both a false humility, and a shirking of duty. The Apostle rebuked the Hebrews because their senses (spiritual faculties) were not developed so as to discern between good and evil (Hebrews 5:13).

It is often a long time before God's children are able to account for this. They blame themselves; they are exceedingly loath to say, "This message is not of God." They are afraid to act in the spiritual, as they do in the natural, and condemn and discard that which is worthless.

"Those who live according to the flesh—have their minds set on what the flesh desires," (Romans 8:5). They are charmed with oratorical eloquence, catchy sayings, witty allusions, and amusing illustrations. On just such "husks", do the religious "swine" feed!

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!

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Our Father In Heaven

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"Our Father in Heaven." Matthew 6:10
"Father!" It is the language of the believing heart.
Oh, it is a marvelous fact, a stupendous truth--that God should be our Father! Higher than this, the soul cannot rise. Love then reaches its deepest yearnings. Only realize this fact, that God is your Father, and it explains . . .

every chapter of your history,
every event of your life,
every sentiment, feeling,
and desire of your soul.
All that is omnipotent in strength,
all that is profound in wisdom,
all that is tender in sympathy,
all that is rich in infinite plenitude--
is bound up in the endearing epithet, "Father!"
That Father is yours!
You were His child from eternity!
Stupendous thought!
His love to you,
His choice of you,
His purpose to adopt you,
His plan to redeem, sanctify,
and bring you to glory--
are eternal acts of His sovereign grace!
Believe that all that your Father does is for your best; that your highest interests are all in His hands, and in His hands are all secure.
Lock your hand in His, as your little child links its hand with yours--willing to be led, unquestioning, confiding, meekly, just where your Father leads.

(Octavius Winslow, 1866)

It's About Islam

A top commander of the Sunni insurgency in Iraq has told The Telegraph how his men are fighting alongside the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham to take back Baghdad, even if it means pushing the country to civil war.
Sheikh Ahmed al-Dabash, 47, a founder of the Islamic Army of Iraq, who fought the allied invasion in 2003, has told how thousands of his men are participating in the Isis-led insurgency that swept across northern Iraq, and which now threatens the gates of the capital.

Being "Nice" Is Being Cowardly: warn unbelievers of the peril of eternal torment

Biblical Christ Research Institute: Behind every compromise is cowardice and the Head of the Church (The Lord Jesus Christ) has made it emphatically clear that "... the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." (Rev. 21:8) Unpopular in a postmodern culture and compromising church, yet these are realities that we must proclaim. Will it be said of us that we were 'nice', or that we were faithful? The faithful pleads, in boldness, biblical love and truth, commissioned by the Lord. The 'nice' pleads with the faithful to compromise. If we are to proclaim the crucified and risen Lamb, we must, too, proclaim repentance from the sin that keep sinners from fleeing to Him. Generalities about 'the Gospel' aside, we must specifically warn them that eternal torment is theres if they persist in rebellion against God in Christ.

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Indeed the warning of eternal torment is the reality of those who refuse to bow to the Lord Jesus Christ. Eternal punishment IS part of the Gospel and to reject it is to not only reject the Gospel but also the Author of that Gospel. To reject eternal torment is to impugn the character and justice of the Almighty Judge of all people. To be a coward, as Doron Gladden of the Biblical Christ Research Institute says, in proclaiming such truth to those who hold to such error, is to dishonor Christ Jesus, His Gospel, and is hatred for the very souls one is trying to ease.

(My FB post is here.)

Border Flooding of Illegals In the US, Iran, Terrorism, and Marxist MECHA and La Raza: the perfect storm

Given the tsunami of diseased and gang related illegal aliens flooding our borders thanks to the Obama regime, we need to look at this as not only a health issue, but a homeland security issue---tied to Iran and Islam. With what's going on both on our border with Mexico and Iran and Iraq, along with the trade of Bowe Bergdahl for five terrorists from GITMO,  it is all related. There are no coincidences and timing is everything.

The Blaze reported back on Sept. 3, 2013:

Iran is recruiting an “invisible army” of revolutionary sympathizers in Latin America to infiltrate the U.S. through the “soft belly” of the southern border, U.S. officials and national security experts told TheBlaze. And they’re using one website in particular to do it.

Islamoriente, which focuses on religion and politics, is one of Iran’s main recruitment and conversion websites for Latin America on the Internet, TheBlaze has learned. The site, which launched in 2008, includes links to Iranian television for Spanish speakers, anti-American news stories, essays on reasons to convert to Islam, chat rooms and a personal message from the Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran.

Jim Phillips, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation and expert in Iranian affairs, said Iran’s focus on Hispanic converts is a new evolution in Iranian operations in Latin America. Phillips said Khamanei’s message titled “The Importance of Work and the Nobility of the Worker” in Islam, is significant because the Ayatollah is “normally a background player in these sorts of efforts and doesn’t usually play such a public role.”

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Back in 2010, the Middle East Forum also reported on a similar finding, where they cited a report in the New York Times, another one in the Washington Times, and back in 2005, a report in German's Spiegel.

In addition, the tsunami of law-breaking, diseased illegal aliens coming into the US, is part of the Marxist plan of La Raza (The Race) and MECHA, who want to "take back" the states they think we stole from Mexico AND get ride of non-Hispanics. We are being attacked by these illegal aliens but our government doesn't care. Our sovereignty as a nation and our laws and freedoms are being attacked by Marxists and Muslims. It's time to wake up.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

How's The "Lesser Evil" You Voted For Working Out For You?

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Exactly why I refuse to compromise. They are different sides of the same coin. Evil is evil and we're seeing it. The very thing I warned others about is happening. That is to say, the lesser evil is helping the evil, not stopping it, not reversing it. Helping it. Why else will Obama never be impeached? Why the IRS and other agencies will never be held responsible for their unconstitutional attacks upon American citizens? Why else could Obamacare not only pass but be defended in some form by all the GOP? Why else are all the leading GOP leaders slamming Conservatives ("we must remove abortion from the table", "we must push amnesty" for illegal aliens).

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Walter Martin: the demise of Christian Seminaries

Ken Silva quotes Walter Martin in his article here:

Mr. Pugh gave me a job and said, “I want you to do something that is very important. Princeton Theological Seminary is about to go down the tubes on Scripture. The Presbyterian Church is getting ready for a new confessional and they will use that confessional as a means of denying foundational truths of Presbyterian theology.” I said, “Are you sure?” He said, “I know it!” And so they did, he knew it from the inside. He said, “I want you to make a study of every major theological seminary in the United States; I don’t care what it costs. And I want you to document for me what happened to them. Are they orthodox, neo-orthodox, or liberal; and then I want you to tell me how they got that way.”

So I did, and it was amazing what emerged. Point number one; every major theological seminary that has turned from orthodox Christianity began with disbelief of Biblical doctrine. There wasn’t a single exception. This corrupt Bibliology then lead them to the next step. Their Theology began to be touched by it, their view of the Cross, the Virgin Birth were both immediately questioned; then came the miracles of Christ. And finally they had emptied the Gospel of all its content; they were simply using the outward shell so that they go on collecting money from the people and the churches; because they knew that if the people in the pew knew that they were apostate, they’d throw them out. So the strategy was hang on to the trust funds; hang on to the money we’ve got; hang on the properties we control, and we will gradually educate the laymen into this new approach to theology.

And then finally we will take control of everything. The gradual process of feeding you theological poison until you become immunized enough so that you don’t know what’s happening to you. And when you wake up to what’s happening to you, it’s too late they’ve got everything. That is not a baseless charge, I stand prepared to prove that the Cult of Liberal Theology in the United States has deliberately and consistently followed this methodology to entrap, control and dominate the denominations and the churches of the United States and our educational institutions. The study with Mr. Pugh confirmed the fact that once the Theology became corrupt, gradually then the view of Christ Himself underwent change. (The Cult of Liberalism, audio tape, side 1)

Homofacism and Sexualization of Our Children

Hunt for the word “homophobia” – purportedly a fear of homosexuality – and Merriam-Webster, the ADL, Wikipedia, Oxford Dictionary, The Free Dictionary, the Reference Dictionary and others are ready to provide help.
But look for “homofascism” – the use of homosexuality to bludgeon and batter the religious rights of Christians and others – and the logical resources are silent, leaving it to blogs and others to define.


For several examples go to the link.

As for sexualizing children:

"In America there are powers that are hell bent on sexualizing our kids at very early ages, and in perverse ways. The main place this sexualization is happening is in the schools. A recent Religion Newswriters' article, "Public schools wrestle with sexual orientation issues," reported on several areas of concern for state legislatures, courts, and school districts that include..."

~Renew America


“This has nothing to do with abstinence or sexual reproduction,” he said.
He’s right. But, sadly, many of our nation’s public schools teach the lurid propaganda every day.
Most sexuality education curriculum materials are designed not to promote abstinence but to encourage children to experiment with sex. Any kind of sex. Programs like the one Mr. Ellis protested present all types of sexual activity as equal and perfectly normal even for the youngest of children, including male-female intercourse, masturbation and homosexual practices.

The reason is quite simple.

For the political left, children have a “right” to have sex with no guilt, no consequences and no commitments. And they are going to teach them how to do it, by golly.

~ Washington Times

The forcing of children to ask for a lesbian kiss.

Here's a whole list of how schools are sexualizing our children.

Liberals and Their Hypocrisy

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What Is Socialism?

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Common Sense Doesn't Exist Much Anymore

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That was back when we actually did reading, writing, and arithmetic, too. Those were the days when napping in Kindergarten was normal (no one tried to sexualize us), and playing freeze tag and kickball were part of recess.

Beth Moore Commissions Women To Fulfill Their "Divine Destiny"

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Apparently Beth Moore is leading a new crusade to have women stand up and be leaders. As if she has any authority to do any of this stuff. (Side note: this is a good example of why there are just far too many conferences now--they usurp the authority and function of the local church).

As The End Time blog reports:

This past February, just weeks ago, Beth Moore and four other women concluded the Unwrap The Bible event in Houston, and closed it with what the sponsor of the event, Women of Faith, called "A Commissioning". (??)

"Unwrap the Bible" was touted as America's largest bible conference, sponsored by "Women of Faith." (WOF) It was held for two days at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church. In addition to five women who were to teach and preach their way through the weekend, WOF used clips from Catholic Mystic Roma Downey's "The Bible" series to punctuate the biblical "truths" the lineup of teachers was to teach.Downey also promoted the conference prior to its inception. Christine Caine, Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, and Sheila Walsh were the 5 scheduled bible teachers. Joel Osteen's wife Victoria opened the conference with a prayer. Lisa Bevere was on hand too. Eleven-thousand women attended. Here is a photo of Lakewood Church with Beth on the jumbotron-

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Notice the names: Joel Osteen's wife Victoria led them in prayer and the whole event was at Osteen's church. Christine Caine is a pastor in the Strange Fire Charismatic movement. Roma Downey is a New Ager.

Behold Beth Moore's "Christian hedonism" where you can do whatever you want since you've gained cover by the likes of John Piper and others who give their approval as if that's a high enough standard.

The article continues to report:

It was then that Moore told the women to grab a women next to them and repeat what Moore said to the women they'd grabbed. She would say a line, the 11,000 women would repeat it to the partner they'd grabbed, whether they knew the woman or not, not knowing whether the woman was even saved or not. That's why there is a space for pauses after each phrase. Here is the transcript.

My dear Sister  Be confident this great day  That your God has chosen you  He can make a miracle  Out of your big mess  He can stand you up straight  And set your feet upon a rock  No matter where you’ve been  Or what you’ve done  You are not dirty  The power of the cross  Has made you clean  When you run out of what it takes  Girlfriend, run to Jesus  Let Jesus turn water into wine  Never forget  You have an enemy  Hell-bent on destroying you  But you have a Savior  Who became earthbound to deliver you  There is restoration and divine destiny for you  Throw your arms wide open and receive in Jesus’ Name  Rip off those expiration dates  God’s promise to you will be fulfilled  Quit just eavesdropping on God  Start leaning in and believing what He says  Impossible is where God starts!  Your God is faithful  He will do it  Do NOT retreat in fear  Now, girlfriend – get out there in that lost world  And show them what a woman looks like  When she unwraps her Bible 

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Notice how it's all about "you", not God? God is the useful genie that can grant you whatever you "need" to make you stand out in a crowd, to have big Self Esteem. I am woman, hear me roar.

Ah the divine destiny. Moore's sounding more like Oprah now.  I guess in order to fulfill a "divine destiny" you have to make it happen. That's hardly the sovereign God of Scripture. HE makes His will happen with all people according to Eph. 1:11. He doesn't wait for us or depend on us. And our predestination is not predicated upon our works.

How does one eavesdrop on God? Scripture tells us that the Bible is the way to know the mind of Christ. But easvesdrop? Like we're in heaven near the throne and God is whispering things to who know who??

None of this is a surprise of course. Moore has absolutely no idea how to rightly handle Scripture, much less walk in it. Her infamous "Don't Lose Your Confidence" is a glaring example of why Paul says women are not to teach nor have authority over men.

But what is interesting and really an aside to the point of the article is this:

"Well, the second problem that ties back into the first (ecclesiastical feminism) is that words mean things. They mean things. Any liberal in any realm in the battle for hearts and minds will first seek to change meanings of commonly understood words in order to co-opt the meaning and then to redefine them to their advantage. Example: sodomite---->homosexual---->gay. In the church world, we no longer sin. We make mistakes. We're no longer Christian. We're Christ followers."

While this is not new to anyone reading this, perhaps my point might be: John Piper did this very thing when he popularized "Christian hedonism" in his "Desiring 'God' " book back in the 80's. No one realized he was a Post-Modern back then, set on changing Christianity--something Piper has led the Emergents in doing. In fact I'd say he was likely the grandfather of the Emergents. He IS why you have Charismatic Calvinists, worldly Reformers, and defiant leaders like Driscoll and Keller and Joel Taylor  and Francis Chan and all the young bucks coming out of the seminaries today (yup even TMS).

We are seeing the bad fruit of the bad "Christian hedonism" tree. Its why these men are accepting of sodomy over at "Desiring 'God' " ministry, why Keller can't even begin to teach against it in the pulpit, and why Driscoll and others talk about sex in the pulpit and write books about sex and go on tours of colleges to talk about sex and then have dreams and visions of sex and then share those dreams and say they are from God.

I've been warning about Moore for years and have been insulted and accused of being judgmental, etc. etc. In fact the article on my blog that gets nearly the most criticism and insults is the one I wrote about years ago on the feminism of Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, and Kay Arthur--with the defense of Moore being the biggest and loudest. Where Piper is the pope or god of men, Moore is the pope or god of women.

My point is this: those who actually do have the gift of discernment (the most hated gift among "Christians"), spot false teachers early on and warn others. But we are ridiculed, discredited, reproached, reviled, judged, rebuked, and dismissed. False teachers do not like early detection, Spurgeon said. Neither do their followers. To them these men and women couldn't POSSIBLY lead them away from God. Why, they are anointed!  Yes, that "touch not their anointed and to their prophets no harm" is The Mentality even among "solid" Christians"---the fact that hardly one solid public male teacher/leader is willing to call Piper and Moore false teachers is proof of that.

To borrow from Steve Lawson, those who think honesty is a virtue do not want the truth. Especially of their paper pope.

Avoid the Drama


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Real Meaning of the Rainbow

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Oakland, CA school attempts to explain their sodomite flag:
Kessler explained the meaning of the LGBTQ flag to the students.
“I’m really excited about today. I’m excited that it’s June. Pride Month,” Kessler told the children. “Anybody recognize this flag? This flag is not that old. This flag is the symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer pride. And this flag was created by a San Francisco artist by the name of Gilbert Baker in 1978. It’s a symbol of pride for the LGBTQ unity, and it is flown very proudly as a symbol of pride and freedom for members of that community.”
She then explained what each color on the flag symbolized. Red represents life, orange is for healing, yellow is for sunlight, green symbolizes nature, blue is serenity and violet represents spirit.
“So now you know,” Kessler told the children.

Actually the rainbow is directly connected to the wrath of God against mankind because of their sin:

Gen 6:5  Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Gen 6:6  The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
Gen 6:7  The LORD said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them."
Gen 6:8  But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
Gen 6:9  These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God.

Gen 8:20  Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 
Gen 8:21  The LORD smelled the soothing aroma; and the LORD said to Himself, "I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done. 
Gen 8:22  "While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease." 

Gen 9:11  "I establish My covenant with you; and all flesh shall never again be cut off by the water of the flood, neither shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth." 
Gen 9:12  God said, "This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations; 
Gen 9:13  I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth. 
Gen 9:14  "It shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow will be seen in the cloud, 
Gen 9:15  and I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh. 

Oakland, CA Elementary School Tells 5 Year Olds That Sodomy and Transgender Is Good

An elementary school in Oakland, California, topped off its school year with a “Pride Day” celebrating all types of families, including those in which the parents consider themselves to be lesbian, “gay,” bisexual, transgender or queer.
Principal Chelsea Toller opened the June 5 assembly with an auditorium full of students in kindergarten through fifth grade by saying, “This morning we are so lucky to be celebrating our first Glenview Elementary Family Pride celebration.”
“I’m really, really excited. We are honored today to have very special guests, who are going to come up and sing for all of us today,” Kessler said. “Please give a warm welcome to the Oakland-East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus.”

n the first song, “I Sing Out,” the homosexual men sang of their desire to find love and understanding “but instead I hear ‘an eye for an eye.’”
The Gay Men’s Choir was followed by another mother, Sherri, who displayed the words to a poem by Audre Lorde, a self-described radical feminist lesbian.
“These are very famous words,” she said, that “encouraged people to be who they are.”
Sherri then directed the children to read the poem aloud: “Who I am is what fulfills me and what fulfills the vision I have of a world.”
~WND, video at the link

This should be considered child abuse. They are sexualizing and indoctrinating little boys and girls who still wear toddler clothes. This is an example of how our schools are not neutral toward truth and what is appropriate. The homofacism is seeking to indoctrinate little children with the perversion while trying to call it "normal". It is not normal and everyone knows it. That is why they try so hard to quelch the reminders of their perversion.

Isa 5:20  Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! 21  Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes And clever in their own sight! 

Rom 1:28  And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 

Rom 1:32  and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.