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Psalm 148:5 Where We All Came From

Posted by Job on March 31, 2008

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BIBLE MEDITATION: “Let them praise the name of the Lord: for He commanded, and they were created.” Psalm 148:5

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: In Genesis 1:11-12 we read, “And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.” If evolution were true, then one specie would have to evolve into another specie, and if that were true, then you would expect to find transitional forms of life. You hear talk about the missing link. May I tell you something? The whole chain is missing!

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Al Sharpton And Pat Robertson To Appear Together In Global Warming Ad For Al Gore

Posted by Job on March 31, 2008

People, if I TRIED to make up things pertaining to the current wicked state of the world – with people calling themselves Christians contributing to a heavy part of it – I would not be able to come up with anything like this. The nugget describing the various people (including Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich) in this $300 million dollar ad campaign that they honestly claim is “being largely funded with profits from the movie An Inconvenient Truth” (which only made $15 million in the U.S. … even “Fahrenheit 9/11”, the highest grossing documentary ever barely made $100 million in the US!). Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, religious right and religious left all sitting in a tree … the article below proves that all of these people, who are heavily involved with the Council on Foreign Relations and other similar organizations, are on the same side. Now we know that John McCain, who has been promoting this agenda for some time now in return for his shot at going from being a back bench senator to someone that people have actually heard of, has joined up with these people. And we also know Barack Obama’s connections to them, and those of his wife. Hillary Clinton? Married to Bill, so enough said!

Gore: I am no ‘Boss Tweed’

People, the end is near. Jesus Christ is coming back soon, and only those that are born again will be ready to meet Him. Are you one of those ready to meet the Lord? If not, please follow The Three Step Salvation Plan right now!

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Has Jesus Christ Always Been The Son Of The Father?

Posted by Job on March 31, 2008

Saw a reference to this article by John MacArthur asserting so on the post SEMPER REFORMANDA of The Ebony Puritan Forum. I was of the opinion that the Father – Son relationship only referred to the incarnation and did not exist prior. I have read MacArthur’s treatise asserting otherwise, and I must say that I am unconvinced. What are your thoughts?

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The Movie Fitna

Posted by Job on March 31, 2008

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How Many Abortions Has The Iraq War Caused?

Posted by Job on March 31, 2008

This is in response to the debate that pops up from time to time which is a greater evil: abortion or the Iraq War. Now I personally feel abortion to be a greater evil. Still though, I hope to demonstrate with this line of thought why Christians should generally not be in the business of trying to discern lesser and greater evils. Ultimately, where does it get us? Pick one, and evil still wins! Now I do say this: someone who feels that the Iraq War is wrong (as I do) might say that from a Christian perspective, the Iraq War is more evil because it has the greater potential to deceive people. I cannot fathom how a born again Christian can support abortion, so anyone that is familiar with the Bible that supports mass murder of the innocent is fully aware of what they are doing. But it honestly does appear that a lot of good, honest, loving, decent Christians have been deceived by the Bush propaganda machine concerning this war.

Well … onto meat of the matter. How many women, wives and girlfriends, have terminated their pregnancies upon hearing that the fathers of their unborn children were killed in Iraq? Or perhaps not even killed, but injured to the point where it would severely impair his ability to provide for the child and the family?

How many daughters of men deployed in Iraq – or killed in Iraq – will go on to become pregnant out of wedlock due to the lack of the fatherly influence in this very critical, stressful time in their lives and terminate those pregnancies? In a similar fashion, how many sons of males deployed in Iraq will become sexually irresponsible and predatory and as a result sire children that will be aborted? And yes, how many women married to men overseas will become overwhelmed with loneliness, fright, financial pressures, etc. and resort to extramarital affairs, become impregnated, and then terminate those pregnancies in an attempt to hide their unfaithfulness and preserve the marriage?

Of course, I am aware that any number of abortions that can directly or indirectly be attributed to this war is a very tiny fraction of the overall number. But since when are pro – life Christians, who are supposed to be governed by the principle of scripture, comfortable with writing off the lives of the innocent unborn because of small numbers? I suppose, then, that it would be more helpful to attribute the 5,000 or 500 or 50 or 5 unborn children that owed their cruel fate to the war as mere innocent casualties of it just like so many Iraqis.

And then, it is not just abortion. Lots of suicides and divorces – things that pro – life Christians are also known to care about – can be blamed on the pressure that this war has placed on servicemen and their families, a war that Donald Rumsfeld predicted would be over in six weeks and Dick Cheney claimed would last 6 months as an absolute worst case scenario. Both of these men made these statements publicly, and the lack of accountability is shocking. One does not have to be some anti – American leftist atheist to be outraged by that. One can even support the notion (which incidentally I once myself supported but now find specious) that it was in the interests of America and our allies and the Iraqi people to remove Saddam Hussein and remove the weapons of mass destruction threat before Hussein would use his weapons program to kill Americans or more Iraqis and be outraged and want answers. One such question: if fighting this war as well as possible so that we could win it as quickly as possible so that we could minimize the casualties suffered by the Iraqis as well as our own men was ever a priority, then wow, these folks have sure figured out a way to make a whole lot of money off this deal, haven’t they?

All I am saying is that Christians should not let their outrage at abortion drive them into the arms of pro – war John McCain, who not only will keep us in Iraq indefinitely, but I am convinced will attack Iran, or whoever else strikes his fancy. And besides, John McCain isn’t pro – life anyway.

So choosing between two evils is a bad deal Christians no matter which way you go. Instead, we should trust God and choose righteousness, even if it means doing nothing and sitting on the sidelines, watching and praying for God’s Will to be done. That principle applies not only to politics, but also pretty much to everything in our Christian walk. After all, if we had all the answers and were always able to bring about righteousness by our own actions, either individually or as part of an organized Christian movement, why would we need God in the first place? What purpose would faith serve? Again, whether we are talking about choosing or supporting a church or pastor, or choosing a job or college, or making a decision concerning your children or in your marriage, deciding that you are going to pick the least among evils because you have to do SOMETHING is the mark of faithlessness.

It is precisely what King Saul did when he offered a burnt sacrifice himself because he was too impatient to wait on Samuel. He couldn’t just do NOTHING, right? I mean, there was a war going on, and he had to do SOMETHING. Right? Well, his inability to just be still and trust God was one of the main things that separated him from David. It was that sort of impatience that caused Saul to seek the counsel of the witch of Endor. Saul went seeking knowledge, and the only thing that he learned was that the next day, he and his sons would die and the very kingship that he had committed so many grotesque sins to preserve would be forever removed from his line and given to another. Think about it, Christians, and do not let it happen to you.

And if you are reading this and are unsaved, I encourage you to choose eternity with Jesus Christ over an eternity in the lake of fire and follow The Three Step Salvation Plan today!

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Please Pray That The Stronghold Of Roman Catholicism Over Poland Be Broken!

Posted by Job on March 30, 2008

SharperIron » The Case for Poland by Jason Stover at 1:00 am March 26, 2008. 278 views.
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“Stover, are you sure you know what you’re doing? You mean to tell me that my grandkids are going to be ‘Pollocks’?”

That was my father-in-law’s response (himself a missionary in
Thailand for more than thirty years) to the news that my family and I
were leaving our ministry in Chicago to join a church planting team in
Poland. He was joking, of course, but the reaction was a common one as we prepared to head to the field.

On June 12, 1987, Ronald Reagan uttered the famous words, “Mr.
Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” That speech in West Berlin would
drastically change the landscape of Europe forever. Following the
loosening of the Soviet grip on Eastern Europe, missionaries began to
pour into the former Soviet states. Initially, interest in Poland was
strong, but after little results and fierce Catholic resistance,
attention turned to neighboring countries.

Why was it such a rough go in Poland? Why were places like Romania
and Ukraine so much more open to the gospel? I posed that question to a
national pastor here in Poland, and he responded by saying that, unlike
some of the other former Soviet states, the underground church was
almost nonexistent in Poland during communism. The Polish people’s
loyalty was to the Roman Catholic Church (RCC); in fact, many saw Pope
John Paul II (himself Polish) as an important catalyst to the ending of
communism in Poland. For so many reasons, to be Polish is to be
Catholic, but one must visit the country for himself to understand the
grip Roman Catholicism has on the Polish people. Only then can one
realize the vindictive, controlling, and vengeful character of the RCC
and its grip on the people. Of course, when we take a moment to think
about it, we understand the amount of power a priest can wield since he
has heard the confessions of local leaders from the time of their
childhood to the present. True, we are not talking about physical
persecution, but we are talking about stifling peer pressure from
friends and family toward all who would dare leave the church.

Twenty years later so much has changed. In fact, I would argue that
there has never been a greater need for missionaries in Poland. The
Polish people have never been more ready to hear the gospel than they
are now. What are the reasons for this change? 1.) Capitalism is taking
hold, and with that is the realization that education will bring
advancement. The twenty- and thirty-somethings are well educated and
have learned to ask questions. Those of you who have come out of the
RCC know that the church doesn’t react too kindly to questions. People
are looking for answers; perhaps the gospel might very well have the
answers they need (read a touch of sarcasm). 2.) A sex-abuse scandal
among the priests that is equal or greater than what occurred in the
United States a few years back has led many once-staunch followers to
question the integrity of the RCC. 3.) For many Poles, Pope John Paul
II was the only pope they had ever known; they worshiped him like a
deity. Witnessing firsthand the political “good ol’ boy” process of
electing a new pope disenfranchised many of the younger generation. 4.)
Recent inquests have revealed that many priests were informants for the
KGB under communism, thus revealing that the RCC was more interested in
money and preservation than in ministering to its “faithful
constituents.”

China and the rest of the 10/40 window currently occupy most of the
missions focus in the United States—and rightfully so. An area
containing two-thirds of the world’s population should be of utmost
importance. However, in carrying out the Great Commission, let us not
forget about the nearly 40 million people living in what I like to call
“The Below Forty Window.” Unlike most of Europe, Poland is very pro
United States. According to the book A Question of Honor,
they have been our allies in every major war since the Revolutionary
War. It is a country that has survived the atrocities of Hitler and the
weight of the Iron Curtain only to be damned by RCC dogma.

Our response to this people group has been meager at best; a handful
of missionaries has come in the twenty years the field has been open,
resulting in a .03 percent Protestant population (according to the CIA World Factbook).
Christ’s words in John 4 ring true of Poland: “The harvest truly is
plenteous, but the labourers are few” (Matt. 9:37). Join me in praying
that the “Lord of the harvest” (v. 38) would send more laborers.

Jason Stover and his family are part of a church planting team in Siedlce, Poland. He graduated from Northland Baptist Bible College (Dunbar, WI) with a bachelor’s degree and is pursuing a master’s degree from Faith Baptist Theological Seminary
(Ankeny, IA). His sending church is Bible Baptist Church in Romeoville,
Illinois, where he served as both youth pastor and senior pastor. God
has blessed him and his wife with three children. Check out his family blog.

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Non-Biblical Teachings Of Kong Hee Of City Harvest Church

Posted by Job on March 30, 2008

Original Post At Sicarii.net

Foreword: this is a word out to Christians out there, and please
understand that I do it in all love as I care about your salvation and
what you’re learning from church. Sure, I might not know you from Adam,
but my concern for you as a brother or sister-in-Christ compels me to
write this even as I know it might draw a ton of flak.

Listen to me, and listen well: if you desire a true relationship
with God and a real Christian walk, stop listening to the filth that is
coming out of that pulpit at City Harvest Church!

This is my personal comment on the teachings of the pastor Kong Hee, after watching his sermon presented this morning (Sunday, January 6, 2008) via the net.

The entire sermon was about setting goals
that are Specific, Measurable, Action-Plan, Realistic Goals,
Time-Conscious, or S.M.A.R.T goals. For the Christian, since, well,
it’s a church eh?, he added 2 more characteristics for goals that one
should set — Expectation management and Revelation, thus making the
goals for Christians S.M.A.R.T.E.R.

I took notes as I watched the sermon once there was an indication
that this sermon was going to be the filth that is the prosperity
gospel again as is the norm at City Harvest Church.

First off, our Christian walk is not a self-improvement course in
how to better set goals and realize our best in finances, marriage,
relationships, etc.! Our Christian walk is about our relationship with
our Lord Jesus Christ, and working with ‘fear and trembling’ towards
our salvation (Philippians 2:12).

Secondly, Kong Hee took passages from Bible versions as and when
they fitted into the message he was trying to bring across. For
example, if the New Living Translation (NLT) had the word ‘goal’ in one
verse, he’d take the interpretation of Scripture in that version and
underline that word.

Below is my point-for-point rebuttal of the sermon:

Taking Verses Out of Context

Kong Hee reads from the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible, citing Luke 11:34
and only mentioning the first part of the verse where it says “The
light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy
whole body also is full of light;”

It’s not surprising that he only mentioned the first part of the
verse, because next up is veering the topic towards how the fact that
“thine eye is single” equates to focus and therefore leads to
goal-setting.

The entire verse in Luke 11:34 (KJV) actually states this:

The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine
eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye
is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.

Luke 11:34 (KJV)

Now, you tell me: even someone with some rudimentary knowledge of
English will tell you that reading the entire verse does not give one
the impression that it has anything to do with focus and goal-setting.
One can easily infer from the word ‘evil’ in the opposite lesson the
word ’single’ would mean something similar in meaning to ‘good’, no?

In fact, the English Standard Version translates that verse thus:

Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is
healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your
body is full of darkness.

Luke 11:34

There is nothing in that verse that speaks of focus and goal-setting!

In fact, I’d like to ask Kong Hee why he is teaching something else
together instead of the entire context from which verse 34 is in? Our
Lord Jesus Christ taught this:

No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or
under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the
light. Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy,
your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full
of darkness. Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. If
then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be
wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light.

Luke 11:33-36

What a contrast when pitted against his brand of market-place gospel, isn’t it?

There’s more:

  • Quotation of 1 Corinthians 9:26 out of context
  • Quotation of Philippians 3:14 out of context
  • Quotation of Proverbs 16:9
    out of context and without mentioning (again!) the second part of the
    verse where it says that “but the Lord establishes his steps.”

I beseech you, brethren, that those who were there at the sermon
read those verses for yourself in their context and search as the good
Bereans did if indeed the pastor has taught the Bible or some
self-improvement goal-setting lesson from the pulpit instead.

Purpose-Driven Drivel

I am not surprised at all that at the closing of his sermon that he brought the purpose-driven drivel into focus.

Oh, yes, my dear brethren, the promise that the new year will be the
best that you’ve ever had is repeated all over the world in churches
expounding the prosperity gospel in case you don’t already know! In
fact, there’s record that they do it almost every year!

Calling to Unbelievers

How does a sermon that has served nothing but to teach a
non-Biblical lesson touch any non-believers in the midst of that
many-thousand-strong congregation?

I was surprised that a call to the unbelievers was even made! Look,
if I were an unbeliever, I wouldn’t have gone forward to be led to
become a Christian unless I’d said “hey, I’d like some of that riches
that your God gives!”.

What kind of Christians will they be?

Where’s the preaching of sin in the first place? I don’t believe
anyone can become a true Christian and disciple of Christ unless there
is conviction in their hearts that they are sinners and are repentant
and know that only the Lord Jesus Christ is able to forgive them and
make them acceptable before God!

Can someone be moved to know that he or she needs Christ because the
pastor taught a lesson in setting goals? If so, we should be seeing
more conversions at Anthony Robbins seminars than in churches!

I worry for the souls of those who went forward. I really do.
Because like the parable that our Lord Jesus Christ taught, these will
be those who shall be building their houses on shifting sand, and a
great fall they shall have when the winds blow and the rains beat down!

What Gives Then?

No, I am not jealous of the success of City Harvest Church nor Kong Hee (in fact, Kong Hee is a senior at our alma mater). I have no reason to be.

Neither did I start out with an agenda to be mean or unkind, but
after hearing so much filth from the pulpit in the church and having
listened in on a few archived sermons at their website, it weighs
heavily on my heart to warn.

The truth of the matter is that a cousin from my wife’s side of the
family now attends that church and I’m hoping to counsel him and help
him see the truth. That’s why I sometimes would watch their sermons and
find out more about the church for myself.

Dear brethren, besides fellowship, attending church is for your
education in all things spiritual and edifying to your soul, so that
you might be further strengthened in your understanding of teachings in
God’s Word and be no more as babes, but matured disciples of Christ.

The prosperity gospel is a false gospel that will lead you astray!
It teaches nothing but worldly principles and treating God as some
vending machine. And all you’re in fact doing when you give to the
church (or sow, as they call it), is buying some lottery ticket that
says “God shall bless me when I give more to the building fund” (thank
you, Deborah, for sharing this analogy).

If you are from City Harvest Church, or even from another church,
and are truly concerned, then pray for Kong Hee to wake up from his
delusion, repent, and start preaching God’s Word instead of the
prosperity gospel.

I shall also pray that you shall learn to discern and seek to study
the Bible and learn what God teaches about the Christian life, instead
of listening to the apostasy many teachers now falsely teach.

Shalom Aleichem.

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Any Christians Out There Still Trust Government Propaganda? Uncle Sam Kills High-Profile al-Qaeda Leader Twice!

Posted by Job on March 30, 2008

Uncle Sam Kills High-Profile al-Qaeda Leader, Twice! | Commentary | Joie de Vivre

Following an apparent gaffe by their war propaganda machinery, the U.S. military was recently forced to retract a statement claiming that they had managed to eliminate a high-profile al-Qaeda leader in Iraq.

In his original statement to the media, Brig. Gen. Kevin Bergner announced the elimination of Kamal Jalil Uthman, also known as Said Hamza, thought to be the chief of al-Qaeda in Iraq military operations in Mosul. Kamal had been the architect who “planned, coordinated and facilitated suicide bombings, and … facilitated the movement of more than a hundred foreign fighters through safe houses in the area (Mosul)”.

However, reporters soon recognized the name and realized that the U.S. military had claimed to have killed the same man a year ago.

When alerted by the report at the The Examiner, the military acknowledged the mistake, albeit grudgingly as this email to Rowan Scarborough, the reporter who pointed out the mistake, indicates:

“You are correct that we did previously announce that we killed him. This was a roll up to show an overall effort against [al-Qaeda in Iraq]. We can probably do a better job on saying ‘previously announced’ when we do long-term roll ups to show an overall effort.”

Kamal Jalil Uthman is not the first al Qaeda operative to have been killed more than once by the U.S. military.

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the supposed former leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, was killed no less than five times by coalition forces — first in the Sulaimaniyah mountains of northern Iraq, then the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, followed by a death during Operation Matador near the town of Qaim on the Syrian border, perished a fourth time along with his mentor, Osama bin Laden, in the besieged city of Fallujah, and finally in a U.S. air raid north of Baghdad in the town of Hibhib near Baquba.

Prior to his death, Abu Musab had also been captured no less than three times, and had managed to escape every single time.

In fact, it’s been recently uncovered through leaked military documents that the U.S. military is using Zarqawi as a pawn in their propaganda blitz.

You can say that he’s their poster death-star.

In light of the desperation on the part of the U.S. military to showcase and trumpet some level of success in Iraq, all this news don’t come as any surprise.

Because, really, when you think about it, what has the war in Iraq achieved, besides enriching the pockets of the oil magnates and military hardware suppliers in the US with dirty oil money gained from the misery and deaths of countless Iraqis, US and Coalition soldiers?

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Imputing Righteousness to Your Account Romans 4:6

Posted by Job on March 30, 2008

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BIBLE MEDITATION: “Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works.” Romans 4:6

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: God imputes righteousness to you through His Son. What does “impute” mean? It means “to put on your account.” At the moment you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, God makes you righteous. Romans 4:8 says, “Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.” A woman was asked one day what it felt like to be saved, and she replied, “It feels as though I am standing in Jesus’ shoes and He is standing in mine.” A scholar or theologian couldn’t have said it any better. “For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

ACTION POINT: If you’re saved, thank God that though you are a sinner, He doesn’t impute it to you and though you are not righteous, He does input that to you!  share devotional with a friend   visit lwf.org

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Why Some Pastors Are Not Called By God: Pastor Apologizes For Condemning Abortion Because Standing For The Bible Is Unpopular In Opinion Polls

Posted by Job on March 30, 2008

Gwinnett minister to apologize to those condemned by Christians

Just as the Christian
church has done many wonderful things throughout history, says the Rev.
Richard Mark Lee, it also has done many terrible things, such as
targeting, judging and condemning various individuals and groups.

On Sunday, Lee plans to apologize for these past wrongs in a sermon
at his church, Sugar Hill Baptist, known as The Family Church. Some of
the groups Lee said he’ll apologize to include gays, women seeking
abortions and couples who live together outside of marriage.

“For too long, we’re been known for the issues we’re against, not for the God we’re for,” said Lee, 38.

Lee makes it clear he’s not speaking for, or against, the
conservative Southern Baptist Convention, to which his church belongs.
He doesn’t know if there will be some fallout from his sermon.

One religious scholar is heartened by the gesture.

“If this is an evangelical church with roots in the Southern Baptist
Convention, this is a bold and distinctive move, and one that I would
honor and respect,” said Tom Ogletree, professor of theological ethics
at Yale Divinity School.

The “bumpersticker mentality” that seems to govern how people
identify themselves clearly isn’t benefiting anyone, said Lee, who has
led the church for seven years and has a doctorate from the Southern
Baptist Theological Convention in Louisville, Ky.

Some people in the Christian church are more interested in promoting
their political and personal interests than their Christian values, he
said.

Some churchgoers have condemned gay people, picketed abortion
clinics or ignored the poor and homeless, Lee said. If Jesus were alive
today, he would minister to these groups, Lee says.

“Why is the gospel of love dividing America? The unchurched world
views us as judgmental and homophobic,” says Lee. “I don’t think God is
going to ask what label we wore. He’s going to ask what did we do for
Jesus.”

Hoschton resident Jimmy Wilson has been attending the Family Church
with his wife Diane for five years. He says he’s not surprised his
pastor would tackle such a difficult topic as apologizing.

“His message is it’s not about us, it’s about God,” Wilson says. “We
need to be changing lives, and that’s what our church’s ministry is
about. It’s about reaching out to other people.”

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Why We Need To Pray For Pastors: Missing Pastor Found Disoriented In Strip Club

Posted by Job on March 30, 2008

Missing NY Rev. Found at Ohio Strip Club | ajc.com

RIVERSIDE, Ohio — Police say a pastor who was reported missing from his home in western New York has been found at an Ohio strip club.

A police officer patrolling the K.C. Lounge parking lot Friday morning in the Dayton suburb of Riverside spotted out-of-state license plates on 46-year-old Craig Rhodenizer’s car.

The FBI and New York authorities had been searching for Rhodenizer, who disappeared Wednesday after telling his wife he was getting his computer fixed at Best Buy. He is the pastor of a church in Lyndonville, N.Y.

Detective Matt Sturgeon said Rhodenizer was disoriented when confronted by police and said he felt “emotionally guilty.”

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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Why National Right To Life Giving John McCain A Perfect Rating Is A SHAM!

Posted by Job on March 29, 2008

In this election, National Right to Life proves itself to be simply a political arm of the Republican Party. It is one thing to state that John McCain is better on the abortion issue than Bosnian sniper fire dodger Hillary Clinton and Barack HUSSEIN Obama, who are both such radical abortion absolutists that among the first bills that either of them would introduce upon becoming president would be laws that would repeal “conscience clauses” that allow doctors and pharmacists to opt out of performing the procedure in their practice or in medical school, or in prescribing RU – 486, and their universal healthcare plans would require all state and private healthcare plans to pay for abortions (after the $50 abortion plan signed by Mormon Mitt Romney in Massachusetts) and RU – 486. But it is another to give the guy that told the San Francisco Chronicle that he opposed overturning Roe v. Wade because it would return women to getting unsafe back alley abortions (the typical argument used to justify opposing laws designed to restrain evil such as murder … that evil is going to happen anyway) a perfect rating.

Well, here is something that completely explodes the notion that John McCain is 100% pro – life: the guy supports stem cell research!

Now this is not about the issue of embryonic stem cells for research in and of itself, which pro – lifers can debate and perhaps even disagree on in good conscience. (In my opinion those that support it are wrong, but I can at least see room for debate.) This is about how politically motivated and hence morally and spiritually useless these interest groups are, whether conservative or liberal. National Right to Life is giving John McCain a rating that his public statements and record does not deserve simply to maximize turnout. They know that evangelicals are skeptical, so they are giving him a rating that he can use on the campaign trail from the leading (unfortunately) pro – life POLITICAL group in order to get Christians out of their pews and into the polls, because they are hoping that his rating will cause people to ignore his record or not research it.

National Right To Life is yet another group that has exposed itself as being all about winning and getting their guy and their side into office so they can hold onto their power. They are not about life, whether of the innocent unborn in this life or eternal life with Jesus Christ in the next!

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Marcus and Joni Lamb Endorse Juanita Bynum!

Posted by Job on March 29, 2008

From Marcus and Joni Lamb Compromise Again!! on Theology Today.

On January 21, 2008, I posted a blog regarding comments Marcus and Joni Lamb had made at a meeting of so-called Christian leaders held at the Charisma Magazine headquarters. I questioned the Lambs integrity then, and was reluctant to label the Lambs as hypocrites. Last night I watched Daystar, airing a repeat of a past Share-a-Thon featuring “Prophetess” Juanita Bynum whooping and hollering and raising money for Daystar.

In light of the “prophetesses” appearance last night, this statement makes Marcus Lamb a hypocrite;

We must have personal revival. Marcus Lamb, founder of the Daystar Television Network, fought back tears as he lamented how far leaders have fallen in this day of Christian superstar scandals. “When was the last time we fasted?” he asked. “When was the last time we studied the Word just to hear from God?” Lamb believes “an alarm was sounded in 2007” that is calling each of us back to the simplicity of devotion to Jesus.

Keep in mind that Lamb made the above statement after his Fall Share-a-Thon when he had Bynum, Paula White and Jamaal Harrison Bryant appearing in re-runs raising money. Each of these three has had major personal public scandals in the past year and each of these three has either been divorced or in the process of getting one at the time of their appearance on Daystar’s Share-a-Thon.

So, what does the tear filled “Little Lamb of God” pull two month’s later? He shows re-runs of Juanita Bynum prancing around in a white robe begging for money for his network. Does this look like lament to you? Does this look like a man whose fasted and prayed over his choices as to who he should be using to raise money for a “Christian” network?

Maybe in the fall of 2007 we could have given Lamb a pass on his poor judgment. After all, we all make mistakes but this is beyond making a mistake. What this is the very definition of compromise and hypocritical behavior and hardly exhibits the fruit of a Christian leader or a Christian network.

It’s fairly obvious Lamb utilizes the talents of famous people like Ms. Bynum to raise money whether they are Christian or not so what’s next? Maybe Tom Cruise can make an appearance or how about Oprah Winfrey? I’m sure those two would bring in big bucks and they have at least one thing in common with the rest of Lambs circus of the stars…..they don’t preach Christ crucified either.

Marcus Lamb is a hypocrite ladies and gentlemen. His network hosts more heretics then a hyper preterist conference. Lamb can’t and shouldn’t be trusted as he has clearly demonstrated the survival of his “Christian” network means more to him then demonstrating Christian integrity.

I titled the post I made in January “Only Time Will Tell” because I wanted to give the Lambs a chance to demonstrate their integrity. I guess it didn’t take too long for them to show their true colors did it?

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