Friday, April 20, 2012

The Truth About "Earth Day"

       Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. Romans 1:25

       This week millions of innocent Children will be indoctrinated into Earth Worship, and a fake holiday celebrated by wiccans, Mother Earther's, and environmentalists who wouldn't know the difference between an Elm Tree and a Polar Bear. Schools have bought... into this scam in full force and the poor kids don't understand the evil plot behind it all. The President Tweeted today about his "carbon footprint", and the Junk Science of "Global Warming" is still being touted by politicians and the United Nations even though it has been proven a false by all reputable Scientists. Please tell your children the Truth. This is the Day the Lord has made, and the Earth is His Creation! Amen!

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Problem's Source

      Who do we blame for all the problems in the world? Is it the world's fault? No the problem of the world is that the Church is failing in its job.
some would say it is the sinners fault. I say it is the church's fault for failing to rebuke Sin. Some say it is the Bad guys out there. I say it is the supposed good guys and gals in the pews who won't take the Good News out on the street corner, and out to the jail cells, and the Grocery Store and WalMart when they shop.
       Some don't even pick up the phone and call others.

       Some don't even pray for others.
       Some have never knocked on a door to visit.

       Some don't think very often about the Gospel themselves.

       Some don't remember where they put their Bible last Sunday
       after Church and they won't look for it till this Sunday Morning.

      Some, I hear, have never shared the Plan of Salvation with another
      living Soul.
      Some vote for politicians who support gambling, and abortion,
      and legalizing drugs, and homosexual marriage.
      Some apparently don't care about anyone but themselves.

      And some are too busy gossiping about others to do anything
      Could any of these church members be Me???

Thanks! to American Family Radio's "Talk" for the following post that inspired today's comments.
The problem of the world is not the world.
The problem of the world is the church.

The problem of the world is not the sinners in the world.
The problem of the world is the saints in the church.
The problem is not the bad guys out there.
The problem is the good guys in here who won’t take the Good News out there to the people who really need to hear it.

The problem is not the sin we see all around us.
The problem is the really good people who remain comfortably trapped inside the four walls of the church.

The problem is me.
~~AFR Talk

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Where is the Voice of the Prophet

Sometimes I feel like old Elijah:
Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the Lord; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men.

1 Kings 18:22 (KJV)

      We do have some good Preachers out there, I hear some good Sermons on Love, on tithing, on healing. I hear good teaching on lots of subjects, even explaining the prophecy of Daniel and Revelation. But where is the Voice of the Prophet? Where is the Thus Saith, and the Woe Unto, where is the call to repent and the Trumpet to don armor and man the wall?
      Where is the Preacher that tells it like it is, no holds barred? Why are we tolerant of Sin? I don't find the word tolerance in the Bible anywhere. Yes I know the word wasn't coined until 1,300 years after Christ, but I don't find the concept anywhere in the Bible where we are to show "patience, sufferance or forbearance" to sin of any sort. For instance, " Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. " Ex 22:18 (KJV),  no tolerance there and of patience with the sinner jesus said: " I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
Rev 2:2 (KJV)
      So yes, we are to be patient with the sinner, but never with the sin. When we have sin in the Church, we need a Preacher wit a prophet's voice who will point it out, rebuke it, and get it out of the Church.
       When we have sin in our local community we need Preachers who will, point it out, rebuke it , and get it out of the Community.
      When we have sin in the Nations we need Preachers who will point it out, rebuke it, and get it out of the Nation in question.
      Paul taught Timothy: "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry."
2 Tim 4:2-5 (KJV)

      Be instant, in season, out of season, but instant in rebuking sin. Prove it over and over, God has no tolerance for sin. Exort your congregation to do the same, exort them with patience, but Doctrine requires truth and directness and exact obedience. Doctine is sound even if lust won't regard it or endure it. Don't let your congregation listen to the fables of the outside world as they attack the teachings of the true Church. Don't allow what false teachers and deacons from outside do affect the sure dogma inside your own Church Pastor. Rebuke over and over, in season and out, no matter what, for Woe are those who do not the Will of the Savior.

      Tolerance of homosexuality, of drugs, of abortion, gossip, beastiality, lying, greed, witchcraft, busybodying, drinking, cussing, pewsitting, pride, hate, murder, adultry, and the idolatry of loving anything in this world so that it affects your Service to God; these are sins the Voice of the Prophet must weed out of the Church.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Obama Doesn't Know Much About Jesus

       At this year's "Easter" Prayer Breakfast, Obama let his mouth run as usual, showing his ignorance of the Bible.

“For like us, Jesus knew doubt,” Obama said. “Like us, Jesus knew fear. In the garden of Gethsemane, with attackers closing in around him, Jesus told His disciples, ‘my soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.’”
Obama went on:
“He fell to his knees, pleading with his Father, saying, ‘If it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.’ And yet, in the end, he confronted his fear with words of humble surrender, saying, ‘If it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done,’” Obama said. “So it is only because Jesus conquered his own anguish, conquered his fear, that we’re able to celebrate the resurrection."

      According to CNS, Denny Burk, an associate professor of biblical studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, believes Obama erred in ascribing both fear and doubt to Jesus.
“Does the Bible really teach that Christ had doubts and fears on the same order as our own? The Bible in fact never teaches such a thing, and it diminishes Christ’s achievement to suggest otherwise,” Burke wrote on his blog, which was later reported in Baptist Press and on
“In the Bible, doubt and fear are sins. In fact, Jesus Himself describes doubt as the opposite of faith (Matt. 14:31; 21:21; Mark 11:23),” Burk wrote. “In very explicit terms, Jesus himself commands his disciples not to ‘fear’ those who persecute them (Matt. 10:26; 28, 31). No less than seven times, Jesus himself commands his disciples not to be ‘anxious’ about their lives (Matt. 6:25, 31, 34; Mark 10:19; 13:11; Luke 12:11, 22.”
Burk goes on to write, “To say that Jesus had doubts and fears is to make him into a transgressor. But that is not at all the biblical depiction of Jesus. Yes, Jesus can sympathize with all of our weaknesses and, yes, he was tempted in all things as we are. But He did it without sin! (Heb. 4:15)”

      In Fact, the cup to which Jesus referred did not refer at all to his upcoming capture, torture and cruxifiction. The Cup to which Jesus referred contained the shame and disgrace of all mankind's sin which Jesus was about to bear, the Cup allowed those sins to be nailed to the Cross via his earthly body. Our sins and shame and disgrace and regret and nastiness, things Jesus had never experienced first hand because He had never committed a sin, were in that cup. Every ugly, nasty, perverse thing I have ever done was seen by Jesus in the Garden that night, that was what he saw in the cup. As Abominable as the shame was Jesus drank and took it upon himself to spare us. The Greatest act of love ever conceived. He had never been separated from His Father, yet His Father who cannot look on sin was about to let him die on the Cross bearing sins and shame Jesus didn't deserve. God would have to turn His back on His Son and not look those last moments as the Sin of the whole world was transferred to Jesus' shoulders.
      No, Jesus who Created the Universe had no fear of what His Creation could do to Him, in His Omnipresence he knew the outcome. Jesus had no doubt, He had already seen the New Jerusalem coming down from the Heavens, He was already seated on his Everlasting Throne in His mind's eye. Jesus doesn't experience doubt or fear, only non-believers or those with little Faith deal with those emotions, only those of other religions or no belief in the Omnipotent God, The One True God, The God of Israel, The Creator, Jesus!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Shroud of Turin Controversey

Every year at this time, people who know little about the Bible yet are looking for something magically "religious" bring up the shroud of Turin. The Shroud, regardless of how interesting the image may be has no connection whatsoever with Jesus the Christ. Jesus was not buried in a shroud. The bible very clearly teaches that Jesus' body was wrapped in burial cloths (strips about two inches wide, as was the Jewish custom carried from the Egyptian captivity). That is part of the proving part of the Gospel that Peter and John testified to after visiting the empty tomb, the burial strips were flat and empty but had not been unwrapped, the body had Resurrected through the cloth. The Napkin, or what we would call a bandanna, used to cover the face was neatly folded as a carpenter folded his sweaty headband after a job was completed, and it would placed on top of the finished work to denote "being finished".

Sunday, April 1, 2012

It is Not "Easter", it is Resurrection Day!!!

        Every year of my Christian life my soul has cringed when I heard people say they were celebrating "Easter". Even as a young boy of 11 or 12, I had read in the Book of Judges and other places in the Bible about the Worship of Baal, and Ishtar the Goddess of Fertility, ( she was a goddess of erotic "love" also know as Astarte, Ashtaroth, and later in Greek mythology as Aphrodite; her symbols included, phalic and female body sculptures,  the Rabbit or "Ishtar Bunny" a reproductive symbol, and the "Ishtar Egg" which likewise denoted fertility and was used in a game where dyed eggs were hid for the children, at least where the cult didn't itself sacrifice children). [And you thought modern business enterprize had invented "Easter Baskets"?]
     As I read the Bible it said: " And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served Baalim: 12 And they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the Lord to anger. 13 And they forsook the Lord, and served Baal and Ashtaroth. "`
Judges 2:11-13
     And:  They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the Lord commanded them: 35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. 36 And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them. 37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, 38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.

Psalms 106:34-38

        So this Resurrection Day, Celebrate the RESURRECTION of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Don't call it "Easter". Don't buy chocolate bunnies, and hide eggs, and celebrate pagan games and goddesses. Jesus is the Reason for this season too, not a false goddess. Not the game the world has made of the Most Victorious Day in Christian History.