Friday, January 30, 2009

NBC Refuses Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad

OneNewsNow reports that NBC has refused to air a pro-life as while at the same time not applying the same standards to a PETA ad:

NBC has rejected a pro-life ad for the Super Bowl, citing its policy not to run ads involving "political advocacy or issues."

The 30-second television spot, a project of and financed by The Fidelis Center for Law & Policy, actually emerged just before the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Brian Burch, president of, explains there is nothing objectionable in its "life-affirming" message, which features ultrasound pictures of a baby in a mother's womb.

"The ad actually sparked so much interest, and we started getting e-mails and calls from people who saw the ad [and] wanted to try to put it on the air," says Burch. "And given the time of year that we're at, there began a campaign to put it on the Super Bowl."

Burch says his organization signed a contract with NBC to air the spot, and they were extremely happy -- "Until we were informed that NBC, in conjunction with the NFL, was rejecting our ad because it was a political or issue ad," Burch states, "and they said they have a policy against it."

The spokesman points out in a press statement that NBC appears to be inconsistent in applying its "no advocacy ads" policy. He notes the network rejected an ad produced by PETA -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -- because of its suggestive sexual content.

"There's no doubt that PETA is an advocacy group," argues Burch. "NBC rejected PETA's ad for another reason altogether. Our ad is far less provocative, and hardly controversial by comparison."

So it is OK to protect animals just not the unborn. There are going to be a lot of people burning hell over abortion. It is a violation of the Torah, God's Law against murder. No murderer will enter heaven, nor those that help him or her kill. Take heed and govern yourself accordingly.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ted Haggard on Oprah

Here are the 3 video clips of Ted Haggard on the Oprah TV show:

This is so sad. The problem and the solution is all clearly explained in God's Word. The problem is sin and the solution is found in the redemption found only in Jesus Christ.

Judgment Is Coming!

In previous posts I had warned that if Obama followed through on his social agenda of promoting abortions and homosexual rights, we could expect the wrath of God to continue on this country. The Liberty Counsel has sent me the following summary of Obama's first few days in power:

Barack Obama is making you pay for abortions.
And Nancy Pelosi is pushing birth control as an
"economic stimulus." This new regime has already
crossed the line.

Last Friday, Barack Obama revoked President Reagan's policy preventing
our tax dollars from funding overseas abortions.

This came at the end of his first week in office during which he
launched the most radical anti-family, anti-life agenda in the
history of the U.S. Presidency. That agenda includes:

Repealing the Defense of Marriage Act...

Granting full rights (including adoption) to not only
lesbians and homosexuals but bisexuals and transsexuals...

Giving special workplace protection based on sexual
orientation and even the wide-open category of "gender
identity" that will stifle Christian businesses, religious
organizations... and possibly even your church!

Making the military an open forum for homosexuals...

Supporting unlimited abortion as a fundamental "right."

Meanwhile, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is justifying the hundreds
of millions of dollars for "family planning" that Democrats stuffed
into Mr. Obama's spending plan as an "economic stimulus." Here is what
she said to the media:

"Family planning services reduce cost... Contraception will reduce costs
to the states and to the federal government."

Nancy Pelosi is supporting as official government policy that fewer
human births is an economic stimulus! This hearkens back to Planned
Parenthood founder and eugenics advocate Margaret Sanger's infamous
words: "The most merciful thing that the large family does to one
of its infant members is to kill it."

As a nation we are in trouble. Our leadership is godless and murderous of the unborn. It advocates homosexual rights. Many in American Christianity have turned a deaf ear and refuse to speak out. Apostasy is rampant. We who are left must stand for the truth regardless of the persecution. Speak the truth and do not back down. To those who endure, you will be saved.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Christian School Can Expel Lesbian Students

The California Court got this one right as reported by Yahoo News:

"A California appeals court has ruled that a Christian high school can expel students because of an alleged lesbian relationship.

The 4th District Court of Appeal in Riverside on Monday upheld California Lutheran High School's right as a private, religious organization to exclude students based on sexual orientation.

Two girls sued claiming they were discriminated against after they were expelled from the Wildomar school in 2005. A lower court said the school isn't bound by the same anti-discrimination laws as a business establishment."

Finally there is a California court case of recent that upholds some moral values by Christian entities. Maybe they are beginning to learn some lessons from their past actions. Keep praying for them.

God's Divine Order

God has a Divine order in His dealings with man. Based on Genesis 12, this message will take you step by step through God's methodology: Divine Call, Divine Command, and Divine Promises. Included is a discussion of the nature of Biblical covenants. This word will encourage you to walk in the fullness of Abraham's blessings.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

God Will Abort the Abortionists

I saw this video on Gospel Tube and although the quality is not the best, the message is good. If you support abortion in any way, either directly or indirectly (such as voting for those that favor abortion), I urge to you pay close attention.

Monday, January 26, 2009

15 Talking Points About Abortion

In the last week, we have seen the danger increased to the unborn. In the absence of a change of heart by those in leadership in this country it is going to get much worse. Dr. John Piper has provided these 15 talking points to assist you in communicating the evils of abortion.

"You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." - Jesus Christ

1. Existing fetal homicide laws make a man guilty of manslaughter if he kills the baby in a mother's womb (except in the case of abortion).

2. Fetal surgery is performed on babies in the womb to save them while another child the same age is being legally destroyed.

3. Babies can sometimes survive on their own at 23 or 24 weeks, but abortion is legal beyond this limit.

4. Living on its own is not the criterion of human personhood, as we know from the use of respirators and dialysis.

5. Size is irrelevant to human personhood, as we know from the difference between a one-week-old and a six-year-old.

6. Developed reasoning powers are not the criterion of personhood, as we know from the capacities of three-month-old babies.

7. Infants in the womb are human beings scientifically by virtue of their genetic make up.

8. Ultrasound has given a stunning window on the womb that shows the unborn at eight weeks sucking his thumb, recoiling from pricking, responding to sound. All the organs are present, the brain is functioning, the heart is pumping, the liver is making blood cells, the kidneys are cleaning fluids, and there is a fingerprint. Virtually all abortions happen later than this date.

9. Justice dictates that when two legitimate rights conflict, the limitation of rights that does the least harm is the most just. Bearing a child for adoption does less harm than killing him.

10. Justice dictates that when either of two people must be inconvenienced or hurt to alleviate their united predicament, the one who bore the greater responsibility for the predicament should bear more of the inconvenience or hurt to alleviate it.

11. Justice dictates that a person may not coerce harm on another person by threatening voluntary harm on themselves.

12. The outcast and the disadvantaged and exploited are to be cared for in a special way, especially those with no voice of their own.

13. What is happening in the womb is the unique person-nurturing work of God, who alone has the right to give and take life.

14. There are countless clinics that offer life and hope to both mother and child (and father and parents), with care of every kind lovingly provided by people who will meet every need they can.

15.Jesus Christ can forgive all sins, and will give all who trusts him the help they need to do everything that life requires.

May God forgive us for allowing this to happen in America.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama's Mother Must Have Been Pro-Life

Obama's mother did not consider him a mistake or a punishment. Obama would be a child from a broken home with a Mother who would struggle to raise him. However, she chose life for her baby. Consider the following clip.

Socialism Is Coming!

Please look at this video and listen carefully. This is a federal government that is preparing to control and eliminate state's rights. What would the response be if an official of the government mentioned "black construction workers?" There would be outrage! There would be calls for resignation!

What is being described in the video is wealth distribution. The problem is that the government is being set as the answer to all the problems of society. However the truth is, God is the answer and not the government. Government merely provides legal force to maintain order. Socialism gets the eyes off God and onto the civil government. Do you think this isn't possible? Look how many Christians looked the other way on the moral issues of abortion and homosexuality and supported Obama for President. These are very dangerous times. We must pray for God's mercy or His judgment will continue on our nation.

Cafeteria Christians

It seems today that some in the American church are picking and choosing what they want to believe from the Word of God. The problem is, that you can't do that. You are either a follower of Yeshua, i.e. Jesus or you are following someone or something else. A noble idea or objective should not replace following the true God. Too many make a God in their own image, that satisfies their personal beliefs. While you wouldn't tell your doctor how to practice medicine, or your attorney how to practice law, we develop our own ideas theologically. The doctor can commit negligence and kill your body; the attorney can err and cost you money; but your choice of doctrine can eternally separate you from God. I read the following report from Moriel Ministries and below is a portion of it:

American individualism has made its imprint on Christianity.

A sizable majority of the country's faithful no longer hew closely to orthodox teachings, and look more to themselves than to churches or denominations to define their religious convictions, according to two recent surveys. More than half of all Christians also believe that some non-Christians can get into heaven.

"Growing numbers of people now serve as their own theologian-in-residence," said George Barna, president of Barna Group, on releasing findings of one of the polls on Jan. 12.

In the Barna survey, 71 percent of American adults say they are more likely to develop their own set of religious beliefs than to accept a defined set of teachings from a particular church. Even among born-again Christians, 61 percent pick and choose from the beliefs of different denominations. For people under the age of 25, the number rises to 82 percent.

Many "cafeteria Christians" go beyond the teachings of Christian denominations to embrace parts of other world religions.

Half of Americans also believe that Christianity is now just one of many faith options people can choose from (44 percent disagree with that perception).

Christians expressed a variety of unorthodox beliefs in the poll. Nearly half of those interviewed do not believe in the existence of Satan, one-third believe Jesus sinned while on earth, and two-fifths say they don't have a responsibility to share their faith with others.

The most striking divergence from orthodoxy, however, was first revealed in the 2007 US Religious Landscape Survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. That comprehensive survey of 35,000 Americans found a majority of Christians saying that people of other religions can find salvation and eternal life.

Pew undertook a follow-up survey, which it released in late December. That poll found 65 percent of American Christians (including 47 percent of Evangelicals) do indeed think that many different religions can lead to eternal life. Among these Christians, 80 percent cited one non-Christian faith as a route to salvation; 61 percent named two or more.

Forty-two percent of religious Americans also say atheists are able to find eternal life.

There are social issues today that the Bible provides clear instruction. However, today there are many, perhaps most, that have allowed the clear Word of God to be displaced for a different ideology. It will not work; God will not be mocked. You cannot mock Him throughout the week and then "worship" Him on Sunday. Such an action is repulsive to His holiness. What or whom are you following? Remember, you cannot be a "cafeteria Christian." It is all or nothing. Selah.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Gay Bishop's Inaugural Prayer

Gene Robinson began the inauguration of President Barack Obama with a prayer to the "God of many understandings." That is a reference to deity that I am unfamiliar with. Listen to his "prayer." God did not hear this prayer (by heard I do not refer to the actual hearing of the words, I refer to hearing in a Hebraic manner that would include acting upon). Don't blame God for any of this; we are doing it to ourselves.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama Is The 44Th President of the United States

Today Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44Th President of the United States. I heard several references to God blessing him and this country. I would like to tell you what was good about today:
1. An African American was elected to the highest office in our land. This proves truly that this is a land of opportunity and dreams.
2. There is a sense of unity and hope once again for our country.
3. I believe President Obama is sincere about his desire to help our country.
4. I believe President Obama will do his best to accomplish his agenda.

Now for what I don't like:
1. I don't like his agenda with regard to his promise to sign the Freedom of Choice Act that will arguably eliminate every abortion restriction in this land that has been fought for since Roe v. Wade. Millions of babies will continue to be slaughtered at record numbers. Just watch.
2. I don't like his stand on gay rights. I think it is absolutely unbiblical. Homosexuality is a sin; however, in fairness, he is not alone in this. He merely follows the platform of the Democratic Party.
3. I am very concerned about our future support of Israel. It is not clear what will happen over the next four years concerning our support of them in the Middle East.
4. His economic plan will turn us into a socialistic nation. He will destroy capitalism in this country.

All that being said, we must pray that God will turn President Obama's heart on these matters. If God doesn't and Obama remains true to his promises, prepare for judgment financially, militarily, socially, and medically; know that much damage will be done. It could take decades to correct and we may not have decades left.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Warren Praises Obama For Choice of Gay Bishop

OneNewsNow reported yesterday that Rick Warren is praising Obama for the choice of a gay bishop to pray at an inauguration event:

Rick Warren is applauding Barack Obama's decision to invite homosexual Episcopal bishop V. Gene Robinson to pray at an inauguration event next week in Washington, DC.

Christianity Today quotes a statement from Warren, who says "President-elect Obama has again demonstrated his genuine commitment to bringing all Americans of goodwill together in search of common ground. I applaud his desire to be the president of every citizen." Warren's comment came in the wake of a controversy over Obama's decision to invite Warren to give the invocation prayer at the swearing-in ceremony at next Tuesday's Presidential Inauguration.

Robinson has said he will not use the Bible when praying, and states "I will be careful not to be especially Christian in my prayer."

Nothing more needs to be said regarding Rick Warren and President-elect Obama. These facts speak for themselves. There are dark days ahead for Bible believing Christians. We must remain light and salt to a dead and dying world. May God grant us the grace to persevere to the end.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Is the Prosperity Gospel On the Verge of Bankruptcy?

Recent events have challenged some that follow the "prosperity gospel." This "gospel" teaches that a sign of God's approval is in the form of financial benefits to be spent on one's self. Now I believe that God will prosper those that are in obedience; I believe that Abraham's blessings are for the body of Christ; however, those blessings are designed not just to meet our daily needs, they are for the feeding of the poor, the support of missionaries, the spreading of the Gospel message, and for like minded endeavors. They are not so the televangelist may live in a multi-million dollar home with servants. They are not so one can own several luxury automobiles. Look at some of the recent events:

• In Fort Worth, Texas, a review board ruled December 7 that Kenneth Copeland Ministries' $3.6 million jet did not have tax-exempt status. The ruling came after the ministry, whose 1,500-acre campus includes a $6 million church-owned lakefront mansion, refused to release the salaries of Copeland, his wife, and others.

• In suburban Atlanta, Georgia, a sheriff's deputy served an eviction notice November 14 at Bishop Thomas Weeks III's Global Destiny Church. Court documents indicate the bishop, the ex-husband of televangelist Juanita Bynum, owed half a million dollars in back rent. The church has lost roughly half of its 3,400 members since Weeks and Bynum's 2007 fight in a hotel parking lot, in which Weeks was accused of pushing, choking, and beating his then-wife.

• In Tampa, Florida, Without Walls International Church--which once attracted 23,000 worshipers--has shrunk drastically after co-pastors Randy and Paula White announced in 2007 they were divorcing. The church faces an uncertain future after the Evangelical Christian Credit Union began foreclosure proceedings November 4 and demanded repayment of a $12 million loan on the church's property.

• In suburban Minneapolis on November 18, Living Word Christian Center pastor Mac Hammond won the first stage of a court battle with the Internal Revenue Service to keep his salary private. Yet in 2008, he was forced to put his private jet up for sale and cut Living Word's hour-long television show in half to save money amid falling contributions.

We need prosperity as it takes money to preach the Gospel and feed the poor; however, we need the right type of prosperity. We need a prosperity that puts God first, others second and self last. That is a message that is lacking in most prosperity teachings. If the purpose of being blessed was to bless others, I wonder if the tape sales, conference fees and partnerships would be at the same level. Maybe it is time for the "prosperity gospel" to file bankruptcy so the real prosperity gospel can give to others.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Do You Desire to Witness to the Lost?

I spoke tonight at a mid-week church service. A woman walked in unfamiliar to the congregation. She had a very strong odor of cigarettes and sat for a few minutes and then left. I asked our group about their thoughts toward this stranger. Was there a desire to witness to her? A discussion ensued about our need to reach the lost. I found the following clip by Dr. John Piper. Please watch and consider applying some of the lessons. Someone you know needs the Gospel.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Our Need to Pray

We need men and women to become prayer warriors. Remember the benefit Daniel Nash brought to the revivals of Charles Finney. It is reported that days or weeks before the evangelistic meetings, Nash would come to the town and go into deep travail for the conversion of sinners. There would be many missed meals and late nights, but Nash understood his purpose. It speaks for itself that after the death of Nash, within 4 months Finney left the evangelistic field to become a pastor in New York City. Nash wrote the following shortly before his death:

"I am now convinced, it is my duty and privilege, and the duty of every other Christian, to pray for as much of the Holy Spirit as came down on the day of Pentecost, and a great deal more....My body is in pain, but I am happy in my God.... I have only just begun to understand what Jesus meant when He said, 'All things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.'"

We need faithful prayer warriors to cry out to God for souls, revival, our church and our nation. Will you answer the call?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Salvation Belongs to the Lord Not Man

Below is the video from Granger Community Church (a very "seeker sensitive" church) advertising their Christmas series using some help from Beatles' music to help make this the best Christmas yet. What has happened? Do ministers need to add some "hook" like a salesman to draw a crowd? Is the church so weak and anemic that the Word of God is not sufficient to draw men to God? This is what occurs when salvation is seen as dependent on man as opposed to an act of God. If man is in control, then churches will continue to use tactics such as these to "bring them in." On the other hand, if salvation is from God, then the simple preaching of His Word will be sufficient. Don't expect things to get better if we that know the truth stand by and say nothing. The time is now to preach the entire counsel of the Word of God. Psalm 3:8 says: "Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah." May we be faithful to our calling!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Drawn to a Place of Struggle

“No man can come to me (Jesus), except the Father draw him….” John 6:44

What a tremendous comfort this verse is to those who the Father has brought to Jesus. You may be struggling with sickness, poverty or spiritual complacency, but if you have been drawn to Jesus, He who has drawn you will keep you near the Son for both now and forever.

We cannot draw ourselves. The word “draw” is the Greek word “helkuo” and means to draw without force, to drag, as in drawing a net. It literally means to haul. Other New Testament usages are found in Acts 16:19 (“Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace”), Acts 21:30 (“Paul and dragged him out of the temple”) and James 2:6 (“they who drag you into court”). These verses go far beyond the concept of “prevenient grace” or wooing the person to Christ. They imply a dragging or hauling without the use of force, yet done in such a way as not to interfere with our responsibility to answer the call of God. Force is not necessary because God changes the heart of the one He is drawing. How can this be done? With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. God can so change a heart without force that we will want to be hauled or dragged anywhere He desires in His wisdom to take us. Sometimes the place we are dragged to is not a place we want to be.

If today, you feel that you have been hauled to a place you don’t desire to be, ask yourself these questions:

1. Do I know for a fact that I am saved for all eternity and that Jesus loves me? If so, you have been drawn to Jesus and no matter where you find yourself today it is a safe place.
2. Is there a lesson God wants me to learn in this place of struggle? You should start in prayer telling God how merciful He has been to you in the past and how much you desire to follow Him even to the place of self-denial, carrying your own cross and following Him all the way to a place of death to your desires and wants.
3. How may I best serve the Lord in this place of struggle? Too often, the believer focuses totally upon themselves and what they need to escape the difficulty. Go to the Father in the name of Jesus and ask how you may serve Him in the place you are at. Place your desires beneath His and serve Him with all your heart; no matter the pain or sorrow, seek His face and grow into the image of Jesus Christ who while He was hanging on the cross forgave those who had crucified Him. It is a place of great peace beyond what money can provide when you can bless the Lord at all times!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Being Gay Is Not A Gift From God

The video below from the Oprah show is another example of the difference between "spirituality" and Biblical truth. "Spirituality" is the quality or fact of being spiritual. This is not the same as the Christian faith as you will see by the false doctrine being promulgated by these two "ministers." The Bible is very clear about homosexuality:

Leviticus 18:22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.
Leviticus 20:13 If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.
Romans 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; 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.
1 Corinthians 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
1 Timothy 1:8 Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, 11 in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.

Stand for truth and against this false teaching.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Adding or Subtracting From God's Word

Deuteronomy 4:2 states: "You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you." (ESV) Yesterday's post revealed what can happen when men make up rules that exceed what the Word says. The only limit to how ridiculous the rules can become is the boundaries of one's imagination. Look at the word "add" in the text. It is the Hebrew word yasap and it means to do something, to do something repeatedly, to enhance, increase something, or to do something after a period or inactivity." Notice the word enhance. To enhance something is to enlarge it. God wants His people to follow His Word, not an enlargement upon it created by church councils or denominations. Ponder the thought for a moment about what occurs when man increases the obligations imposed on the Word. Man, in effect, says to the Sovereign Lord that He has forgotten something or left something out. I suggest that this is dangerous ground.

The same holds true for those that would "take" from God's Word. The Hebrew word is gara and means to reduce, diminish, cut short, trim; withdraw, remove. It is equally error to reduce what God's Word says about homosexuality, murder (abortion), fornication, theft, etc. This is equally dangerous ground.

If one adds or subtracts from God's commandments, then those laws are changed from God's original intent. We must stand for truth, Biblical truth. While we don't want a bunch of silly man made rules to make us to think that they we are holy; neither do we want to throw God's laws away to permit lawlessness. There are laws that the believer needs to obey, God's laws. We obey them not to secure our salvation (the only salvation is by God's grace through faith), but because of the work of regeneration He has done in us when He gave us His Spirit and gave us a new heart.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Hypocrisy of "Holiness"

Doesn't that phrase seem contradictory? How could there be a "hypocrisy of holiness?" By the term "holiness," I refer to those portions of Christendom who emphasize a particular style of dress, mostly burdening the women. There are rules for almost everything: sleeves must be 3/4 length (unless of course your work mandates shorter lengths as we cannot allow our money to be affected by holiness), you cannot look at television or movies unless they are seen on the Internet where somehow this changes their nature (although it must be recognized that some holiness groups do not allow you to have the Internet in your home; you must have a separate detached room away from your family or sit in your car with a wifi connection on your laptop), you can not own a television but during times of national tragedy, you may go to the local Wal-Mart to see the news, women may not wear pants since pants are strictly a manly dress, but women may wear men's sweatshirts as this somehow is acceptable, women are not to wear tight transparent clothing but they are required to wear pantyhose at all times outside of the home, you are not allowed to go out to eat on Sunday since that would involve causing others to work but it is acceptable to have the wives slave away and wait on the men preparing huge Sunday dinners, and you can't take a brother to court unless they leave your group and you sue to get the building back.

I could go on and on but you should see that to those who measure "holiness" by man's rules, it is like the boy who shot an arrow at the tree and then drew the circle around it. You never miss when you make up the rules. Candidly, the rules are cultural as many have grown up with these standards. That is fine and is no different than an American Indian dressing like his ancestors. The holiness ancestors are fixed somewhere between 1940 and 1955. The problem becomes when you think these rules make you holy. Holiness comes from God. It is living a life that is completely surrendered in every way to God and His Word. Holiness is not about dress; it is about being denying yourself, picking up your cross and following Jesus.

Don't settle for a cheap imitation of holiness; pursue the real holiness that comes from the grace of God as He changes you and causes you to follow Him all the way without reservation.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Give Jesus A Shot (Glass)

I know this is from a year ago, but it is similar to some recent comments on Fox News by Rick Warren to give Jesus a try with a money back guarantee. The Gospel is not about "a shot" or "a try." It requires repentance and obligations. The entire concept of making the Gospel easy is creating churches full of pretenders. The video clip speaks for itself. May your watching it encourage you to resist this false gospel and live the true Gospel of being a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Monday, January 5, 2009

A Must See Video On Drunken Glory

It takes a lot to make me speechless. The following video is so sad that I can only say that this is what can happen when people allow their experiences to form their theology. I feel sorry for John Crowder and for those sitting there listening to this. Now more than ever, we must stand for Biblical truth and reject this type of nonsense.

Losing Jesus

In this video, I present a message entitled "Losing Jesus." Of course, Jesus can't really be lost; it is us that gets lost. This message is a call to have the presence of God actively in your life. It is about 39 minutes. My prayer is that it will exhort you to follow Him more closely.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Call to Separate From Evil

In this message 2 Corinthians 6:17-7:1 forms the basis of a call to separate from evil. There is to be no agreement with unbelievers as our fellowship and communion are different. Believers are light and unbelievers are in darkness. In Part 1 of this challenging word, Dr. Jenkins teaches that we need to separate from evil. Listen and be prepared to live a life of sacrifice for Jesus Christ.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Hell Is Real!

Below are two videos that present a portion of Jonathan Edward's famous sermon, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Contrary to the teaching of most of American Christianity, God is angry and wrathful toward those that reject Him and choose to stay in their sin. If you know a Christ rejector, urge them to listen to these videos.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Gay Agenda At It Again: This Time To Remove Attorneys Who Oppose Them

WorldNetDaily reports the following regarding Arizona's move to require lawyers as a condition to practice, that they do not discriminate against gays:

"According to reports in Arizona, the state bar is considering a major change to its existing oath that requires lawyers to affirm they won't "permit considerations of gender, race, age, nationality, disability or social standing to influence my duty of care" to clients.

The proposal in Arizona is to add "sexual orientation" to that list.

The concept would demand that Christian lawyers affirm they would pursue child custody cases for lesbians and "marriage" rights for homosexuals just as they would pursue any other issue for clients, regardless of their religious perspective.

Not agreeing to the demand would end a Christian lawyer's career before it even starts, since attorneys cannot practice law without bar association permission."

If the gay agenda can remove the Christian lawyers, then their will be no one to stand against them. We must proclaim as loud as we can that homosexuality is an abomination. Those unrepentant homosexuals are going to burn in hell for all eternity. It is a sin; a sin that will result in eternal death. Don't compromise like Rick Warren and say that gay partnerships are acceptable. They are not; we must not give any legal recognition to the sick sinful gay lifestyle.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Strive For Personal Holiness in 2009

Happy New Year! For some, today is full of joy and others have heavy hearts. The New Year brings hope and it is my prayer that the following devotion will provide guidance for the New Year. May 2009 be your best year yet as we strive to follow the One who loves us best: Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords!

We should spend some time focusing on personal holiness. Hebrews 12:14 says: "Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord...." The word "follow" means to strive or pursue with vigor. Holiness is something that we are to be grasping and reaching for. Now some have taken holiness and reduced it down to a set of rules that involve how you dress and what electronics you have, i.e. television, movies or Internet. Holiness is so much more than man made rules; it is being separated to God in every aspect of our lives. We want to make sure that every part of our lives are set apart to Him. When we do that, we are pursuing holiness.

Jonathan Edwards was a great preacher and theologian in the 1700's in America. Many consider him to be the best theologian born on American soil. He developed 70 resolutions to keep him striving for holiness. I have divided them into 6 categories. The first section is whatever you do, do it for the Glory of God. 1 Corinthian 10:31 says: "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." Edwards' resolution number 1 said: "Resolved, that I will do whatsoever I think to be most to God' s glory, and my own good, profit and pleasure, in the whole of my duration, without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriads of ages hence. Resolved to do whatever I think to be my duty and most for the good and advantage of mankind in general. Resolved to do this, whatever difficulties I meet with, how many soever, and how great soever.
Edwards wanted every part of his life to bring glory to God.

How does your life bring glory to God? Does it bring glory to God? As we strive for personal holiness, let us commit to do all for His glory. Now we have a part to play in this striving; however, never forget that it is His grace that makes it possible. Today, thank Him for His grace and reach with all your might for holiness, i.e. a separated life that brings glory to the One who saved you!!

Make this New Year one that is set apart for the Glory of God. Establish yourself in the faith by reading His Word, studying His Word, having a consistent prayer life and striving for holiness.