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Why Does The Media Focus Only On Harold Camping?

Posted by Job on May 26, 2011

Yes, Harold Camping has been exposed as a false prophet, deceiving many as concerning the timing of the second coming of Jesus Christ. Again. Yes, his deception has caused lots of problems and unnecessary harm, especially for his followers. Again. The question is this: what is the big deal? Why has Camping been the subject of such media attention for months when there are so many pressing stories to cover i.e. wars, famines, diseases, natural disasters, economic failures, political intrigues etc. on a global scale? Clearly the media has an agenda, but what is it?

First off, for the sake of sound doctrine, let it be known that the return of Jesus Christ will not occur until A) the gospel has been taken to all nations and B) a great apostasy, a great falling away from the true faith, occurs. As the great commission is a primary duty of the church, it logical to conclude that the falling away will occur shortly after the great commission is fulfilled, or when the great commission’s fulfillment and with it the time of the Gentiles draws to a close. Anyone who extricates themselves from rapture watching and religious right (or religious left) politics long enough to pay attention to the global missions movements knows that barring a fantastic miracle we are at least 100 years from fulfilling the great commission (the 10/40 window alone is an amazing challenge) and – despite the claims of Camping otherwise – far from there being a great falling away, there are more Christians – or definitely appreciable numbers of Christians in more places – today than at any time in history. So, if we can learn anything from this Camping episode, it is that we should heed the words given by angels and recorded by the physician Luke at the direction of God the Holy Spirit “why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” That was an exhortation to cease waiting for eternity and to get on with the business of living for eternity by loving Jesus Christ and walking in His ways.

With that out of the way, let it further be said that the error of Camping does not undermine the authority of the Bible, Jesus Christ or His church but rather confirms it. How? Because the Bible repeatedly warns against false teachers, including those who would lead people into error concerning His second coming. Jesus Christ said that “false prophets shall deceive many” in Matthew 24:5, and that many will be offended by the true faith in Matthew 24:10. Such false teachings were present even while the New Testament was being written, as the apostle Peter referenced them in 2 Peter 3:4, the apostle John did the same in 1 John 2:18, and the apostle Paul did the same in 2 Thessalonians 2.  Further, Jesus Christ predicted such specifically in Matthew 24:4-5! The New Testament makes it clear that we identify false teachers when they teach things that are in contradiction to the Bible. This truth is what drove William Tyndale to martyrdom, when he stated “I defy the Pope and all his laws. If God spare my life ere many years, I will cause the boy that drives the plow to know more of the scriptures than you!” in response to being told that common people didn’t need to be knowledgeable concerning the Bible’s contents, because it was better to obey the pope than the Bible anyway. So, in rejecting Jesus Christ when He stated that none knows the timing of His return save God the Father (Matthew 24:36), and in rejecting Jesus Christ when He stated that the great commission will be fulfilled before He returns (Matthew 24:14) and in rejecting the Holy Spirit’s inspiration of Paul concerning the falling away first in 2 Thessalonians 2:3, this Camping teaches against things concerning God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, and by his doing so and attracting so many followers he verifies the pages of the New Testament when it said that such a thing would happen. So, Camping did not harm the authenticity or integrity of the Bible by being wrong, but rather verified the Bible’s truth! Instead, Camping’s being RIGHT would have been an occasion to challenge the veracity of the Bible, for were Jesus Christ to return before we reach the many tribes in the 10/40 window or while there are tens of millions of believers risking persecution to worship in Africa and Asia, what would be said of those Bible texts?

So, make no mistake, there is nothing special about Camping. Was not just over ten years ago when there were tons of false prophets claiming based on Bible codes and numerology that Jesus Christ was going to return in 2000? (Never mind that the Bible doesn’t follow our modern calendars, and that Bede almost certainly incorrectly calculated the date of the birth of Jesus Christ that we use for “B.C.” and “A.D.” anyway). Or about 25 years ago Jesus Christ was going to return because it was 40 years after of the establishment of the modern state of Israel? (Never mind that Jesus Christ spoke “this generation” to the Jews of His own time concerning the destruction of the temple in 70 A.D., and if the Bible actually does speak of the restoration of the political nation of Israel, it does not link this event to any timetable concerning Christ’s return.) So why all the fuss and the furor? It has to serve some sort of media agenda.

Consider this: how come when the subject in view is Usama bin Laden or some other Muslim terrorist, the media is quick to say “he isn’t a real Muslim” or “he doesn’t represent mainstream Islam that is practiced by hundreds of millions of peaceful followers”, but the media is quick to depict Camping as being in or near the mainstream of evangelical and fundamental Christians? In truth, as Camping rejects the Holy Trinity, he shouldn’t be classified as Christian at all. Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Muslims and Jews all reject the Holy Trinity, a core foundational doctrine of Christianity that sets it apart from other religions that are either polytheistic or present a false teaching on God’s Unity. But while the media does its best to present Islam and increasingly Mormonism as moderate and mainstream, it uses Camping to create a wild eyed, dangerous fanatical face for Bible-believing Christianity.

Another thing: it isn’t as if Camping is the only false prophet or source of wrong information. Far from it. It is just that when so many others get things wrong and are exposed for their false, anti-Biblical thinking, nothing is ever said about it. Instead, the media, the academy, the elites simply move on. (Or they carry on as if the error was never made.) Consider liberal Christianity, such as the critical “scholars.” Barely a year goes by when an archaeological find of a Biblical site or a scientific breakthrough that confirms Biblical truth or discovery of early manuscripts verifying the existence of historical persons, places and the integrity of Biblical texts that the critical scholars challenged, yet the critical scholars are still accepted as scholars, and their methods – which would never be used in any other field because of their ascientific nature – accepted as reliable.

But that is just the Bible, right? Wrong. Take psychology. The theories of giants in that field like Sigmund Freud and Alfred Kinsey have long been discredited. Yet they are still revered as having made great contributions to science, modern thought and human progress, and furthermore their discredited theories are still being taught as fact in our schools and universities. But psychology, save when it is based on experimentation and observation and does not deal with brain’s biology and chemistry, is a “soft science”, right? Sure, except that the theories in the hard sciences like physics and biology turn up erroneous also. Our schools still teach the long-discredited false leads in evolution theory, i.e. the “evolutionary timeline tree chart” that has long been abandoned as unworkable, and fossils allegedly showing primates evolving into humans that were actually either diseased humans or other animals as fact. You would be surprised to know how many of the things that were taught in science class has been quietly abandoned, how much more needs to be pushed from the classroom, and would be if the media held that community to the same scrutiny that it does evangelical and fundamental Christianity.

But that is just arcane science that has little relevance to our daily lives, so what harm does it do? Fine, except that the realm of false prophets also exists in government and policy. Many fantastic, dire predictions have been made and influenced the direction of governments and leaders to who knows what ends. Example? Global warming. Except that they couldn’t call it “global warming” anymore when many places in the world started experiencing prolonged unseasonably cold weather! So, the cause of the cold weather was attributed to greenhouse gas emissions also and “global warming” became “climate change.” I remember a specific prediction from the global warming prophets that had a lot of people frightened: after Hurricane Katrina and other large, powerful destructive hurricanes in 2005, the global warming community (the “climate change” moniker had not yet been instituted) claimed that the increase in the power and severity of the storms were caused by global warming, and that we could expect worse storms – and more of them – thereafter. They predicted that the hurricane season of 2006 was going to be one of the worst in history! All their models said so! What happened? We haven’t had anything approaching Katrina since.

Another example: peak oil. The experts a few decades back claimed that we had maxed out our oil production, that we had exploited the main reserves, that oil production was heading for an inevitable decline, and that we needed to alter our lifestyles and change our way of life to conserve what oil was left or face a global energy crisis. A few years after those dire predictions, some of the largest oil reserves in history were discovered, as well as technological breakthroughs for accessing oil, and possible new sources of oil, such as from shale and sand. (Do not mistake me for an oil company and fossil fuels advocate, quite the contrary I am fully supportive of alternative energy, and believe that a lot of great technology in that area is not being exploited.) And there was also the “overpopulation crisis.” It was promoted by folks who believed that if the world’s population reached 4 billion, it would become unsustainable, and the result would be mass famines and starvation, diseases, wars and environmental degradation. The only solution was immediate global population control programs! Well, now the world population is 6.75 billion and counting.

There is more. Remember when mad cow disease was going to ravage our food supply? Oprah Winfrey said “I’ll never eat a hamburger again!” (Of course, these folks OPPOSE abstinence from fornication as a defense against sexually transmitted disease as the Bible commands, but constantly promotes abstinence from eating the animals that God gave us dominion over and called lawful to eat.) Remember when bird flu was going to kill thousands, or tens of thousands? What about swine flu? Brought to you by the same false prophets who told you to run out and buy cellophane and masking tape to protect yourself from a nuclear terrorist attack after September 11th.

The prophets told us in the 1980s that AIDS was going to wipe out a significant portion of the U.S. population with little or no regard for lifestyle, and needless to say they were wrong, as AIDS rates only increased among homosexuals, the promiscuous and drug users while declining for everyone else. The lead false prophet was surgeon general C. Everett Koop, who used this false information to promote sex education and condom giveaways in schools starting in 3rd grade. Speaking of sex education, the false prophets told us that it would drastically reduce the venereal disease and teen/out of wedlock pregnancy rates, and it did neither. Instead, both shot through the roof, and further there are now new venereal diseases that even condom manufacturers acknowledge their products are useless against (not that you will ever hear that in any public school sex education program).

But wait, there’s more. The prophets told us that abandoning classical education for new education reforms (often based on Freudian or Marxist theories) would lead to markedly improved results and a transformation of society. They were totally wrong, American academic achievement has fallen off the map, and no one talks about it. The prophets told us that divorce and illegitimacy were GOOD for women, children and even most men, but education, poverty, drug use and incarceration rates say otherwise. The prophets claimed that we could eliminate racism through education. How is that working out? They claimed that we could eliminate poverty through government action, and now not only is poverty still a reality (as Jesus Christ said it would in Mark 14:7, not a favorite text among liberal theologians!) but unprecedented numbers of people in America and worldwide are reliant on government assistance of some kind. The false prophets also claimed that the triumph of Soviet communism was inevitable, and the best course of action was resignation, acceptance and learning from and becoming more like them, only to have the Soviet Union collapse and many remaining Marxist regimes like China and Viet Nam adopt more capitalistic economies. Those who predicted that the war on drugs and the war on terror (especially Afghanistan and Iraq) could be effectively and quickly won? Whatever happened to them?

The sociologists who said that eliminating censorship laws and allowing the free trafficking of pornography would make us more progressive and improve relations between the sexes? They have been nowhere to be found as rapists, child molesters and other sex criminals have proliferated, multiplying like rats. The social theorists who claimed that putting criminals in jail wouldn’t lower crime rates because the root causes were economic? Wrong, and verified when crime rates still remained lower despite two severe recessions and deep cuts in social services. (Well, street crime is lower anyway. White collar crime, the rich in their vain attempt to sate their lust for greed, remains through the roof. But the Bible said that this would happen concerning the wealthy also … see the book of James, which is not a favorite among political conservatives or those who teach the false prosperity gospel.) And another example: remember Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s claim that we had to immediately adopt a stimulus package to keep unemployment from hitting 8%? Unemployment has been at or near 10% for over two years! Anti-Christ? Probably not. False prophet? Definitely.

So, on one hand you have ONE Harold Camping, who again due to his rejection of the Holy Trinity and of many Bible texts (he forbids his followers from fellowshipping in local churches in violation of Hebrews 10:25) should not be considered a Christian is a false prophet. On the other hand, you have MANY worldly prophets who due to their embrace of ungodly, anti-Biblical ideas, doctrines, philosophies and imaginations that exalt themselves against God (2 Corinthians 10:5) that are utterly, totally and completely wrong all the time. Now both groups of false prophets are wrong for the same reason: their rejection of Biblical revelation as true, infallible, inerrant, and the final authority in all matters, and not merely things necessary for salvation. But the media and the elites shine the light on Camping to defame and discredit Christians who actually do adhere to the Bible while doing their best to cover up the fact that they so wrong so often on so many issues to the great harm of so many is appalling. It is hypocrisy at best, and a conspiratorial cover-up at worst. If anything, talking about Camping gives them an excuse to keep from having to address the huge mess that these folks have made of the economies, governments and societies of the world. Further, it allows them to transfer the blame from their failed policies – and the rejection of Jesus Christ and the Bible which reveals Him ideology that motivate them – to Christians, as if Christians are undermining their efforts.

Christians, for instance, are blamed for illegitimacy by opposing sex education. Christians are blamed for AIDS by opposing homosexuality. Christians are blamed for poor educational performance for opposing evolution. Christians are blamed for global warming for opposing climate change legislation. Christians are blamed for the wars and tension in the Middle East for supporting Israel and not a Palestinian state (by the way, I reject Zionism, and “Christian” Zionism is especially repugnant to what the Bible actually says, and John Hagee and not a few other false prophets follow this flawed school of interpretation). Christians are called misogynist for adhering to what the Bible says about the roles concerning men and women in the church, in marriages and homes and in society, and for opposing the murder of abortion. Christians are blamed for “Islamophobia” and “anti-Semitism” and “anti-Mormonism” for refusing to deny that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven, and accused of undermining cultures with our missionary work. And the list goes on and on.

And it is only going to increase. As more and more ideas based on a rejection of the Bible and even of general revelation (see Romans 1:18-32) causes still more decline and failure, anger will increase against Christians. As the world continues to reap the fruit of the sin and wickedness that it sows, it will increasingly see Christians as scapegoats. Instead of repenting of their sins and acknowledging those as the true source of the misery and calamity, the blame will be on Christians for failing to get with the program.

This will climax in first sporadic but then general and organized attempts to silence Christians and remove us from their midst, in the hopes of keeping us from hindering their “progress.” This is far-fetched, you say? Not in the least, because it has already happened. An example is not merely the brutal repression and murder of Christians on a massive scale in the Soviet Union, China, Germany, Sudan and other totalitarian (whether Marxist, Muslim or fascist) regimes in the last century, but the experience of the church in the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire’s wealth, power and culture were declining due to the decadence and incompetence of its ruling classes, and from Nero to Decius, they saw Christians as a scapegoat.

The legitimate Christians refused to join in their state religion (an odd mix of paganism and patriotism not dissimilar from what goes on in our country today, including in not a few churches) so the Roman “gods” were angry. The Christians refused to join in their public activities (regrettably this is not a mark of contemporary Christianity!) so they were called “divisive” and were accused of undermining the common culture (in addition to not being patriotic!) that was allegedly needed to have a cohesive, strong empire. And Christians preached and taught against the immorality, wickedness and depravity of the people, the rulers and the times. They preached against the rampant adultery, homosexuality, violence and child molestation. They preached against the wanton excesses of the upper classes (again, not a mark of contemporary evangelical Christianity, unless the upper classes in view are Hollywood, government bureaucrats and other liberal elites). And they preached against paganism, not only by the people but the official state religion (again, the evangelical Christian preacher who even speaks of the freemasonry and occult that was vital to this nation’s founding and has been influential in it ever since is rare).

Then, the persecution began as sporadic and localized, but climaxed in a brutal, sustained attempt to completely rid the Roman Empire of Christianity. And despite the estimated ten million Christians that were killed by the Roman Empire (something that you will never see mentioned in history books or depicted in movies, as they are more wont to depict Christians as murderous crusaders and the like) and the carnage of the past hundred years, that is only a shadow of the real bloodbath to come. You see, unlike Harold Camping, I do not adhere to a rapture belief. Instead, I believe the Bible when it says that when the anti-Christ comes, it will be given to him to make war against the saints, and to overcome them. I believe the Bible when it says that the time of tribulation, of great sorrows, will be of such severity that it will be cut short so that the saints, the elect, will survive it. And I believe that the saints that were mentioned in Revelation and Matthew 24 that will see that horrible time are not Jews, or those converted by Jews during the great tribulation, but Christians.

And that is what it is all about. That is why turning an obscure preacher with questionable doctrine into an international news story lasting several cycles was done. It is why Westboro Baptist Church, a cult that has existed for decades, is only now becoming international news. It is why Terry Jones, an obscure leader of a small congregation, became an international pariah for burning a Koran when not only Muslims but the United States military routinely burns Bibles!

It is why terrorists attacks committed by atheists like Timothy McVeigh and Eric Rudolph are attributed to Christians. It is why violence against abortion clinics and doctors is an issue oft raised against Christians despite the fact that less than 5 such incidents have occurred in over 20 years, and only 1 in the past 10. The Hutaree militia drew headlines and a massive sting operation from the federal government as a Christian terrorism threat to rival that posed by Al Qaeda, and it turned out to be just a bunch of guys spinning yarns over the Internet.  Yet, the Marxist “liberation theology” types, not a few of whom were trained Soviet infiltrators, fanned the flames for any number of bloody murderous third world Marxist coups with their organizing and “preaching”, and the truth about their activities – and the level of support that they received from their ideological and religious fellow travelers in the U.S. – has never been documented by the media, Hollywood or our schools. Neither has the true history of our own “civil rights movement” – how it duped the black church and many well meaning white Americans into supporting Marxist subversive tactics, and how that movement was also organized by and rife with Soviet agents and sympathizers – been told, and nor can you expect them to spill the beans on their own false prophets.

The agitation propaganda against Christians will continue in the future just as it did in the Roman Empire. Christians should be heedful of the times, which means that we must be aware of what is going on, aware of where it is headed, and aware of whose agenda it is serving. That is why Christians should end these “battles” over “being represented in Hollywood” and the “culture wars” and “religious right politics” (and religious left politics) in favor of opening our eyes to the true state of affairs. Instead, we should study our Bibles, study about the early church during its time of persecution before Christianity was co-opted by the Roman Empire so that by learning about the church’s past, we can learn about the future – our future. Of course, the Bible tells us that Jesus Christ will win in the end and vindicate and save His church. But make no mistake: just as Jesus Christ suffered Gethsemane and His passion before His resurrection and glorification, the church, being less than its Master Jesus Christ, must also suffer many things. Christians must be prepared so that we might stand during the time to come, and endure to the end. This is a battle that will be won not by guns, money or governments but by faith in the God who is fighting on our side and prevail.

It must be asked: which side are you on? The side of God, or of the wicked? Though Camping was wrong, his error only proved the Bible to be correct. The Bible makes it clear that the wicked perish and that Jesus Christ and those who believe in Him will triumph. If you do not believe in Jesus Christ, make no mistake, you will be counted among the wicked, because no matter how good you perceive yourself to be, before a holy and perfect God you are a sinner. I urge you, repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved.

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Voddie Baucham: The Permanence View of Marriage

Posted by Job on November 20, 2009

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Christians Please Pray And Intercede For Children

Posted by Job on March 9, 2009

I have noticed a rash of shocking violent crimes against children – as well as violent crimes by children – lately. Perhaps the most amazing thing is how little attention it is attracting. A mere 20 – 25 years ago, crimes against children or by children were national news. Now, there are entire families getting murdered in their homes on back to back days and it is only mentioned in a single local news cycle. Nor has there seemed to be much notice in the trend of preteens committing murders against their own family members.

The world may not be noticing, but Christians need to stand up and take notice. And we also need to take action. What action should this be? Pray and intercede for these children and families. The Bible says that prayer changes things. Bible – believing Christians need to start living up to our name and start praying in the Name of Jesus Christ that the hand of evil that is afflicting our nation’s children be stayed and removed! I encourage all Bible – believing Christians who read this to post their prayers in the comments below in the chance that some people who do not have a prayer response readily available can read them and repeat them. It can be an Internet prayer meeting of sorts!

And no, we cannot merely stop at praying for children. We need to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with children so that they may be born again through Him, and do it urgently. We can speculate Biblically on the cause of this great evil another day (or on another thread) but now is not the time for words but for action in the form of prayer, intercession, evangelism, and spiritual warfare. I ask that all Christians take some of their time and participate.

Thank you.

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Endtimes Alert: Doctor Gives 9 Year Olds Sex Changes. And They Say Evil Spirits Are Not Real?

Posted by Job on April 21, 2008

See link here.

Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

A liberal Christian came by about a year ago to challenge me as to whether corporate industrial pollution was responsible for the increase in homosexuality – especially among children – by messing with their hormones (see link here). My response to him? COULD BE! Whether corporate greed drives sexual perversion, or whether sexual perversion drives corporate greed (pornography IS a multi – billion dollar business, and that does not even include the things that aren’t counted as pornography but should be, so where there is a demand mammon will meet it). But now here is the evidence that sexual perversion is deeply embedded into our culture and being normalized:

CHILDREN HAVE CUT themselves. In some cases, 9- or 10-year-old kids have staged suicide attempts. The little boys sob unless they’re allowed to wear dresses. The girls want to be called Luke, Ted, or James. Their parents, desperate to know what is wrong, go online and type “gender disorder.” And what they find is that, even now, decades after doctors performed the first sex changes in America, there’s little help for transgender children. 

There is more.

IDEAS: When are children old enough to declare what gender they will be?

SPACK: All I know is that when I see preadolescents, they have been dressing in the underwear of the other sex for years. These kids are almost certainly transgendered.

And they say evil spirits are not real? We are not just talking about the evil spirits in the children, but rather from the ADULTS that accommodate this vile wickedness, this abuse of God’s creation. This is the key part: the article says that pre – adolescents have been exhibiting this behavior for years. Pre – adolescent means pre – teen, which equates to 10 – 12. So if a 10 year old has been doing this for years, it means since 6, or 4. That is before a child has had any meaningful exposure to the culture: schools, movies and television, etc. So then, how is it that these children have been turned so perverse so early? Child molestation is an easy answer, but too easy. You may want to blame parental neglect due to so many households in which women work – especially households led by single mothers – but that is a class based argument, not a spiritual one, for many of our lower income and minority communities have always seen high percentages of working mothers and single mothers without anything like these sorts of problems. And please realize that the article talks about how this fellow learned these techniques from the oh so progressive Dutch who lack some of our social problems (instead having entirely different ones that the American media rarely speaks of). 

I think that an answer may be found in studying the state of Old Testament Israel. Regrettably I do not have a link at hand, but in one of his messages in The Minor Prophets series, Ronald Dart of Born To Win spoke of King Josiah’s efforts to spiritually rescue Israel, and gave the opinion that sometimes a nation’s apostasy has gone on so long and is so deeply embedded into the culture that it cannot be saved. Dart spoke of Israel then with their idolatry, sexual perversion (including child prostitution) and murder of the innocent (including child sacrifice) and compared it with the evils of contemporary America, making the conjecture that America had itself crossed its spiritual Rubicon into irrecoverable corruption and apostasy. So, God destroyed Israel, leaving it utterly desolate, so that the land could rest from the abominations of the people. Why? Well, God still had plans for the land … for His Son to be born into it. But Israel had so corrupted the land that God intended to be holy and set apart for the purposes of Jesus Christ that it had to be cleansed through desolation. 

Think back thousands of years earlier, Sodom and Gomorrah. The place was filled with sexual immorality and violence, so God overthrew it. And think back quite a time earlier, in the primordial period just before the flood. The whole world was filled with violence and other evils, including the giants in the land, the nephilim about which there has been so much speculation. But in all of these instances, the Word of God records that the very land itself had become corrupted with sin. Not just the people. Not just the cultural traditions, perverted religions, and public institutions of government, military, and commerce. And not just the animals (which the Bible makes clear can be corrupted, not only through God declaring everything that had breath of life corrupt and having to be destroyed in the flood and the evil spirits entering the swine when Jesus Christ cast them out of a man, but when God often warned the children of Israel not to keep or sacrifice to Him the cattle and sheep of pagan nations, but instead to destroy them all along with the people!), but the very land itself!

Now I will grant you, there is some ambiguity or flexibility as to what precisely the term “land” means in various contexts in the Bible, but in this instance we can be reasonably certain that it is strongly correlated with the geography of a nation itself. So if the land is polluted by what the people living in the land are doing, then in what manner is this pollution? If it is not a horde of evil spirits attracted to an area by repulsive sinful conduct of the worst manner, I do not know what is. And there is no worse sin than that of the person who has knowledge of God or professes God but rejects God. Yet that was what happened with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and mankind falling into sin and the entire creation being corrupted with it was the result. Romans 1:18-32 makes it clear that many in the world knew of God during the primordial period. And then you had the apostasy of Israel, God’s elect nation of stiff – necked people. Now I reject dominion and official theology, America is not the new Israel. But still, how can we not compare the wretched conduct of so many people who claim to believe in God to that of biblical Israel, of Sodom and Gomorrah, or of the cosmos before the flood? So if we are indeed a land corrupted by sin, with what is the resulting corruption? From my humble estimation, it can be nothing else but evil spirits that have such reign over the land that they can now enter into children of very young ages – ages before both Jewish and Christian doctrine claims that they can possess any responsibility for sin – and fill them with thoughts and provoke them to behaviors that are not convenient even without those children personally having been exposed to external sources of wickedness on that scale.

So we can suppose, then, that the effects of God ridding a corrupted land from its people so that it can rest as He did with Israel, Sodom and Gomorrah, and the entire world with the flood can be viewed in terms of Matthew 12:43-45, which reads “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.” Get rid of all the people, and there is nowhere for these unclean spirits walking through dry places to find rest, and nowhere for him to bring the seven spirits more wicked than he. It would honestly appear that with the grotesque abominations that are now not only commonplace and accepted but DEMANDED by our contemporary society that America as a nation is that wicked generation that is in that last state. The only question is whether it applies just to America, as it did to Israel in the time and place that Jesus Christ was speaking (as the nation of Israel was destroyed in 70 A.D.) or does it apply to the whole world? Is this the beginning of sorrows for the earth, or just for America? After all, nations have come and nations have gone! Remember the mighty civilization that the Aztecs built? Yet the conquistadors overthrew it all! So … time will tell. 

I acknowledge that during the short time (a little over a year) since I started this website, I have gone from (disillusioned) Pentecostal to a more Reformed Christianity, but people, evil spirits are real, and Reformed Christians have to come up with a way to deal with these problems through evangelism and ministry programs so that we can redeem God’s children from the clutches of the enemy. That is one of the reasons why I have yet to remove the spiritual warfare materials from the top (also to the side) of the site: it is mostly from the charismatic perspective – with due respect to the Baptist Frank Hammond – but really what else is there?  

From another perspective, this type of evil shows how perversion is taking over the world. Not only is it happening virtually unchecked, but it is the people that say that it is wrong that would face opposition. Suppose you and I were to go to Boston right now with picket signs and bullhorns in front of this fellow’s office, declaring to the world the abomination that it is. (Of course, some would propose that quietly talking to people and handing out gospel tracts would be a more effective and more Christian way of dealing with this evil than publicity – seeking grandstanding, but consider the question anyway.) The news media, the intellectuals (of which there is no shortage of in Boston) and even many clergy would denounce such an effort as hateful, bigoted, intolerant, etc. and before long there would be hate crimes legislation against it, with news footage of Christians yelling and swinging signs at crying confused children, it would be a political watershed moment for the gay rights community, their Selma. Yet a mere 40 years ago, such an establishment working this type of evil against children would have been burned to the ground!

It has to be spiritual. Satan knows that he has but a short time, so the forces of spiritual wickedness are being unleashed upon the earth in a way like never before, and it will build until the return of Jesus Christ. The moral climate, the economic climate, the wars and diseases, the apostasy of the church … it all adds up to one thing: the fulfillment of the things spoken of in Daniel, Ezekiel, the Olivet discourses of Jesus Christ in the gospels, Revelation, etc. And yes, the apostasy of the church is a clear indication. How can these things be going on in a nation that claims to be over 75% Christian (if not higher) without a single hint of righteous outrage? Without armies of Christians motivated to action? It is as if a spiritual cloud of fear, defeat, blindness, pacifism, and accommodation is hanging over the church. And so many are that are fighting are doing it the wrong way: through electoral politics and in the courts. Were John Edwards and George Whitefield about today, what would they say about us? And better yet: how come WE are not doing what John Edwards and George Whitefield did? And yes, I include myself among the number of those that really are not doing nearly enough for the gospel. I have to do more. We ALL have to do more!

Jesus Christ is coming back soon, Christians. And when He does, what will you say if He asks you why didn’t you do anything to help, defend, and advocate for His little children such as these?

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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.

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Sign Of The Anti – Christ Times: Divorce Celebration Parties!

Posted by Job on March 18, 2008

Matthew 19:5-9 “And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.”

Matthew 24:37-39 “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”

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The Truth About Eliot Spitzer Prostitute Kristen Ashley Alexandra Dupre: SHE WAS NOT ABUSED!

Posted by Job on March 18, 2008

*Another one from Pastor Bill Keller. The fact that the truth is not being told about this woman, but instead they are peddling a story line to turn her into a sympathetic figure and Spitzer into her “male exploiter of a troubled young girl” is clear evidence that the media will not rest until it makes sexual immorality even more normalized and accepted in this country than it already is. The only thing more galling than how often the media lies is that they almost always get away with it because their lies are more preferable to the public than the truth. Portraying this woman as a victim actually justifies making her into a weeklong news story, putting her semi – topless on the cover of the world’s biggest pornographer and friend of conservatives and evangelicals Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post, and every other media outlet running image after image of her wearing as little as possible. Oh yes, let us not forget the radio stations that have been playing this aspiring singer’s music from her Myspace page. And while child molestation and other forms of child abuse are common, this case shows that all a person that needs or desires a public profile or image has to do is make an ambiguous charge that they were abused in some way, knowing full well that people will presume that it was domestic violence at the hands of your husband or boyfriend (regarding an adult woman) or sexual/physical abuse at the hands of your father or stepfather (regarding a juvenile). I still remember Halle Berry crying on Oprah Winfrey, after causing everyone to believe that David Justice had punched and hit her. But she could not SAY that Justice had hit her, because Justice would have then filed a multimillion dollar defamation and libel lawsuit against her. So her making an open – ended ambiguous allegation of abuse against him was just a PR tactic to force Justice to accept her financial demands in their divorce proceedings. After Justice returned fire by revealing how Halle Berry was doing what pretty much everyone in Hollywood does to get parts – making many of these actresses little different from Spitzer’s “Kristen”! – that was when Berry stopped going to Oprah, Ebony, Entertainment Tonight, etc. crying abuse and accepted Justice’s financial terms! Of course, the same media outlets that reported “Halle Berry cries on Oprah Winfrey when discussing how David Justice abused her!” never reported that the alleged abuse was a lie, just as they are now just fine with having people believe that “Kristen” became a prostitute because her father or stepfather molested her. With that said, merely because the media is willfully peddling lies IN THIS CASE does not mean that a high percentage of prostitutes, strippers, X – rated movie “actresses”, etc. were NOT molested or abused as children … in a shocking percentage of cases they were. That is all the more reason why Christians should leave the sex industry alone, and yes that includes most of the filth on TV and in the movies. Even the Chri$tian entertainment indu$try is more and more often relying on selling sex (or emulating the secular artists that sell sex) in their “work.” But the bottom line is that so long as the media are able to make it fit their agenda, they are willing to exploit lies. This girl wasn’t abused? So what! Let’s report it anyway because it allows us to portray her as a victim and increase public fascination with her, her body image, and the fantasies that it represents!

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A nation in spiritual freefall that glorifies and rewards whoredom! In the
wake of the sex scandal that broke last week causing New York Governor
Elliot Spitzer to resign, was the public response to the high priced
prostitute he had most recently been with.
After the news media tracked her
down and exposed her identity to the world, instead of being ashamed, she
eagerly embraced and began to cash in on her new found celebrity.
Saddest
of all, is a nation that has elevated her to this celebrity status and will
be responsible for her making millions of dollars for her choice to break
the law and sell her body.

She was originally known as “Kristen,” the 22-year-old $4,000 an hour
prostitute at the center of the sex scandal involving former New York
Governor Elliot Spitzer. Her real name is Ashley Youmans, though she
recently took the name Ashley Alexandra Dupre as she tried to launch a
career in music. The initial reports about Ashley seemed to tell the sad
and familiar story of a young girl from a broken home who was abused, ran
away at 17, ended up in New York to pursue a career in music, had no money,
and turned to selling her body to pay the bills. It almost makes you feel
sorry for her and at least understand how she ended up in the world of high
dollar prostitution.

However, the real story of Ashley is much different. She is from a broken
home, but grew up with her mother and step father in an upscale New Jersey
community
. There have been no reports of abuse of any kind, though she did
leave home at 17 after wrecking her Porsche and being told she wouldn’t get
another one
. She left for North Carolina to live with her biological father, but never adjusted to the slower pace of life in North Carolina. So it was soon after her 18th birthday that Ashley left for New York City to pursue a career in music. (In other words, HER WHOLE STORY ABOUT BEING ABUSED AND RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME AT 17 IS A LIE!)

To pay the bills, she worked as a cocktail waitress in several upscale Manhattan nightclubs as a bottle girl. (MEANING THAT THIS GIRL HAD PLENTY OF MONEY AND HAD NO NEED OR REASON TO TURN TO PROSTITUTION!) These are the girls who work in theVIP areas of the club that cater to upscale, wealthy clientele who buy full
bottles of liquor and champagne and party all night. The clubs encourage their girls to be friendly to these upscale customers, even gong out on dates with them, to keep them coming back. Ashley quickly fell into the New York club scene, becoming a familiar figure despite the fact this party lifestyle was very expensive to maintain. Little did anyone know that she had entered the world of high dollar prostitution to pay for her lifestyle. (IN OTHER WORDS, TO PAY FOR NEW PORSCHES, NOT FOOD, CLOTHING, OR RENT!)

The story of Ashley is actually very scary, since she represents a new breed of young girls who have no fear, little morals, and are not guided by faith, but by their hedonistic appetite for sex, money, and all the finer things this world can offer. They are young, intelligent, have been blesed with great looks, and understand there are men with lots of money who will pay them thousands of dollars to have sex with them. These brazen and beautiful young girls have an appetite for uninhibited sex, and a lifestyle that requires lots of cash, selling themselves to rich men is the perfect answer.

I am very aware Ashley is not the world’s first prostitute and that it has been going on since the beginning of human history. A big reason I am dealing with this today is because as sad as this is, Ashley has now become a role model to millions of young girls. For girls who have grown up since birth being exposed to sex daily in every way imaginable, many becoming sexually active as early as 13 and 14, a huge percentage growing up in broken or blended homes, most having never even been to church or having any real exposure to faith, seeing daily how beauty is a commodity and an asset that can be bartered on the open market like any other commodity, all while living in a world that preaches (even in too many churches) that success is measured by your bank account and the toys you have, Ashley “Alexandra Dupre” Youmans has become the girl millions of girls want to be just like!

I can only challenge the young women reading this today that sin costs, and it is always a price higher than you ever thought or expected to pay. As glamorous as you may think Ashley’s life is, I can assure you it is anything but that. Doing the late night TV program for over 5 years, and due to the incredible number of adult businesses in Florida, I have dealt with hundreds of women over the years who were part of Ashley’s world. There is NOTHING glamorous about selling your body for money. NOTHING. It is a dark world
where EVERYONE loses, no matter how the media tries to sugar coat it.

It is a world of drug and alcohol addiction, of sexually transmitted disease, and physical danger. It is a world of broken and destroyed lives. Marriages are destroyed. Relationships with children are destroyed. Careers are destroyed. A persons ability to have a normal and Christ-centered sexual relationship is severely damaged. What money there is is usually lost or squandered. Many people commit illegal acts and go to jail. It robs a person of their self esteem. Whatever benefits anyone may appear to accrue, are all eventually wiped out at some point and a huge price is paid. God calls it sin. In the end, nobody wins and everyone loses, even Ashley.

I love you and care about you so much. I knew how sick this nation was, but even I was shocked that we are so spiritually bankrupt that we have taken a common prostitute and turned her into a national hero. Instead of condemning her sinful activities, we have glorified them and she will be making millions of dollars in the coming months. What a horrible message to send to young women, many of whom are simply looking for an excuse to destroy their lives in this way. At a time when they need to hear a message of hope through following God’s Word and that Jesus is their only answer, they hear the message loud and clear that their hope is in money and the material things of this world and their answer is to sell their bodies to
rich men to get it.

I pray today for young women not to be influenced by horrible choices Ashley has made in her life. I assure you that 20 years from now, she will be the first to tell you that it wasn’t worth it. Whatever fame she may acquire, whatever financial rewards she may experience, she has broken the law and despite being granted immunity to testify against the owners of the prostitution business, will have a criminal record. She has already greatly damaged her life at such a young age.

How is she ever supposed to have a normal, healthy relationship with a man if she does fall in love with someone and wants to get married? God’s wonderful gift of sex to be enjoyed by a man and women in the bonds of marriage will never be special for her. She has no conception or realistic understanding of money. This is all on top of the mental and emotional damage living such a lifestyle has done to her, even in a few short years. (Keller’s view of even the high end prostitution industry is in contrast with the view of feminists like Hillary Clinton, who calls them “sex workers”. Duke University, of lacrosse stripper fame, hosted a “sex workers symposium” on their campus recently, and the administration denied that they were being hypocritical for condemning the lacrosse athletes on one hand while approving this show on another.)

I pray today for Ashley and ask you to as well. I know deep down there is no real happiness, no real peace, no real joy. You can’t live your life in rebellion to God and attain those things, since they can’t be bought with a platinum card. You can only know true happiness, peace, and joy by being in a right relationship with Christ. I pray that through all of this, when the offers from scum like Larry Flynt and others stop pouring in, when her 15 minutes in the spotlight is over, that God will send the right person into
her life to talk to her about Christ, her soul, and the rest of her life.

I think back a few years ago to Donna Rice, the women who got caught up with Gary Hart and ended his political career. She has lived a quiet life mostly out of the spotlight and has done tremendous work in the area of keeping children safe from Internet predators. The key to her turning her life around was finding a real relationship with Christ. I pray that Ashley will turn to the Lord in her life as well, since He is the only true hope she has.

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller bkeller@liveprayer.com

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Memphis Family Another Victim In Epidemic Of Mass Killings: Another Reason Why Christians Need To Get Back To Preaching The Gospel

Posted by Job on March 4, 2008

This is yet another example of the recent trend of mass murders that a mere few years ago once shocked the nation but now gets ignored because we have become desensitized to it, and in many respects have become so immoral that the murder of the innocent, even children, no longer bothers us. And no, we cannot pretend that gun control is the answer. There have always been plenty of guns in this nation. What there has not been prior to the last 20 years and it seems the last 10 especially is the huge number of people willing to use them on multiple victims. It honestly appears that the school shootings in the 1990s were just a precursor: now the same people with the spiritual tendencies, the same evil spirits, to commit such crimes back then as teenagers but lacked the will or opportunity to act on them are now adults and doing so on a routine basis. The fascinating thing is that no one is talking about it. The nature of most of these are not “street crime” issues that conservatives could use to score political points. The liberal gun controllers are remaining silent long enough to get back into the White House. But the worst part is that the church is so silent on this. Where are the preachers? Where are the parishioners? Who out there is on the Lord’s side, and if you are, are you standing up?

Now as to the violence wave, my theories are the same as in the past: video games, popular music, Internet pornography, and family breakdown. All of those are huge wide open doors for people’s minds to be twisted and all sorts of evil spirits to enter into people. But the spiritual violence done by Christians that are supposed to be taking a stand against this with the gospel of Jesus Christ, I will leave it to others to propose the cause of that. Suffice it to say that if there was ever a time that this nation desperately needed the true full gospel of Jesus Christ, this is it, and the way that Christians are turning their backs and shrugging at the violent murder of the innocent is proof of it. The Three Step Salvation Plan

CNN) — Four adults and two children were found dead in a home Monday in Memphis, Tennessee, authorities said. Three other children were wounded.
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Police and fire units responded Monday after six people were killed in Memphis, Tennessee.

A neighbor told CNN he had heard shots at the home Saturday night.

The four dead adults were shot and the two dead children were stabbed, sources told CNN affiliate WMC-TV.

At least one of the wounded children also was stabbed, police told the Commercial Appeal newspaper.

“I heard about six or seven shots,” said Wayne Bolden, a landscaper who said he lives across the street from the home where the killings occurred. “I did not call the police because you always hear shooting in this neighborhood. Now I wish I would have called.”

He said he did not see any movement at the home the next day — the two cars, a van and a passenger car, never moved.

Monday he saw many police cars at the home and heard about the killings, he said.
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Memphis Fire Department spokeswoman Melanie Young said firefighters responded to a 911 call at a home at 6:11 p.m. Monday and found the bodies and wounded children.

A 7-year-old boy, a 10-month-old girl and a 4-year-old whose gender wasn’t immediately known were taken to Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center.

The Commercial Appeal newspaper said one child was upgraded to stable condition late Monday, another was upgraded to critical and the third was still in extremely critical condition.

Police do not know what was behind the violence, the newspaper reported.

“We just don’t know the motive or cause of death, but we do have four adults and two children [dead],” Memphis police Lt. Jerry Guin told the paper.

Rob Robinson told the Commercial Appeal that he was the landlord for the brick, single-family house that rented for $550 per month.

“They were very nice, very polite to me,” Robinson told the paper of the residents.

“It’s kind of surprising, actually. I’ve never had any trouble with them, no damage to the property. They paid their rent and even helped with repairs and stuff.”

Neighbor Leo Baker told CNN affiliate WMC-TV he has lived nearby for 10 years but did not know the residents of the home.

“It’s sad you come home to find out something like this has gone on,” Baker said. “It’s kind of sad, and scary too.”

Video footage showed emergency vehicles on the scene, with people embracing in rainy weather outside police tape surrounding the home.

“I’ve been on a scene where there were one or two or three [victims], but I don’t remember anything this large,” Guin told the Commercial Appeal.
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The newspaper reported that the shooting appeared to be the city’s deadliest mass killing since 1973, when 28-year-old David Sanders randomly shot and killed five people before being shot dead by police.

In 2000, police said firefighter Frederick Williams confessed to a shooting in Memphis in which four people were killed — his wife, a sheriff’s deputy and two fellow firefighters.

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A Sex Exhibit For 9 Year Olds!

Posted by Job on February 23, 2008

A sex exhibit for kids?
Too embarrassed to talk with your kids about sex? No problem! Just take
them to the local sex exhibit. They can pick it up there.
By Theresa Walsh Giarrusso | Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 07:00 AM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
According to a Los Angeles Times story that ran yesterday, a new sex
exhibit, aimed at 9- to 14-year-olds, has opened in northeast Paris.
The story says, it “attempts to respond playfully to the serious
questions tweenagers ask about sexuality and romantic feeling. Inspired
by a guide to sex by the popular cartoonist Zep and writer Helene
Bruller, the exhibit also encourages children and their parents or
teachers to shed all modesty and embarrassment about touchy topics and
start talking.”
Please read the full story here. (If you can read zee French like me,
check out the exhibit’s site.)
The story goes on to say that: “Zep’s popular character Titeuf, a sort
of French version of Calvin of ‘Calvin and Hobbes,’ and some of his
classmates, such as the brainy Nadia, guide the visitors. They ask
questions such as, “What does making love mean?” and “If a pregnant
woman eats spinach, does the baby in her tummy taste it too?” (Adults
are cautioned to respect bashful young visitors, giving them space to
view the displays.)”
It continues, “The characters treat sexuality with humor and sometimes
sarcasm. There is a ‘love-o-meter’ to measure the strength of romantic
feelings, a ‘pubermatic’ that shows bodies transformed during puberty,
and a pinball machine where tiny balls in the shape of sperm race for
eggs.”
The story explains that often sex is taught in schools and at home
focusing on anatomy, reproduction and the prevention of disease. The
curator of the exhibit hopes to bring emotion into that mix.
“ ‘We don’t want to replace the French family,’ said the exhibit’s
curator, Maud Gouy, ‘but we want the exhibit to be another view of what
goes on between men and women without it being … raw. Instead, we
promote respect, romantic feelings, pleasure.’ ”
We all know the French are pretty open about sexuality, but is it
appropriate to have a sex exhibit aimed at 9- to 14-year-olds? Could
you see yourself using it to help teach your kids about sex? Is this
something that is uniquely French or do you think it could work in
other countries, including America?

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Knives, Bites, The Nation’s Preschoolers Are Out Of Control!

Posted by Job on January 26, 2008

ABC News: Knives, Bites: Another Day at Pre-School

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Children Are Growing Up With No Mother, No Father, AND NO GOD!

Posted by Job on January 17, 2008

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Kids who are growing up with no mother, no father, and no God. After 100
months of Liveprayer.com and 56 months of the Liveprayer TV program, I am
seeing every day the family unit decimated and dealing with kids between 10
and 18 who are growing up in a home with no mother or no father, and in most
cases, with no God!!! We have a new generation that is growing up void of
God, void of His Truth, and void of a relationship with Jesus!!!

People wonder why I am like a broken record about getting God’s Truth into
the marketplace. If they sat in my chair, even for a day, they would
understand. You see, I deal daily with the very real lives of those people
who are growing up right here in the United States, a place with more
churches, ministries, Christian media and publications than man has ever
known. Yet they are part of the larger percentage of 2 full generations now
who have never even been inside of a church, aren’t the target audience of
most ministries, and have no contact with Christian media and publications.
These people have their lives, thoughts, and beliefs shaped by the world.

These kids have been born in and have grown up in a world that has taught
them there is no God and if there is, He is detached from our lives and
isn’t really interested in what happens in the world. They have been taught
in school that we weren’t created by God, but we evolved from a drop of pond
scum and are really little more than a genetic accident. From birth they
have been bombarded at every turn with raw sexual images and the message
that sex is a sport to be enjoyed at any time, with anyone, and in any way
without consequences. Smoking, drugs, and alcohol are things everybody does
because they make your life more enjoyable.

The games they have grown up with all have violent and death elements to
them, numbing them to how special and precious life is. Most have spent
thousands of hours every year in front of TV and internet screens with
little parental supervision, being exposed to every kind of lie the world
can tell about life. Most have grown up totally void of God and Biblical
Truth since it wasn’t taught to them at home and they weren’t being exposed
to it in the marketplace where they live each day.

I share with you often how what we do here each day is literally a battle
for the souls of men. That has never been more evident than in the lives of
those kids 10-18. Their entire belief system has been shaped by the lies of
this world. They are oblivious to the fact there is a very real enemy of
their soul who seeks to “kill, steal, and destroy,” THEM! A growing
percentage are growing up in homes with only one parent, and in many cases
with a parent who has also rejected Christ and Biblical Truth and have
modeled a life that only supports the lies of the world their child has
grown up believing.

So when they get a Daily Devotional or turn on to watch the Liveprayer TV
program, and they read or hear how evolution is a ridiculous theory and we
were created by God, that homosexuality is a sin, how sex outside of
marriage is not God’s plan, how abortion is murder, how faith in Jesus is
the only way to be saved and the other religions and beliefs the world
embraces are lies, THEY FREAK OUT! They have never heard these things
before. Biblical Truth flies in the face of everything they have ever heard
and been taught, seen and experienced their entire life.

Sadly, we deal daily both on the Internet and through the TV program with so
many young lives who have already been damaged before they ever had a chance
to live. Fortunately, many of their hearts are not yet so hardened that they
refuse to listen to the fact God loves them, gave us Truth to live this life
by, and that by having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ they can
find the true joy, peace, and abundance of this life plus know where their
eternal home will be when they die. The key is, we have to get out in the
marketplace where they live to reach them with this message.

My heart breaks for these kids who grow up without ever knowing the real
Truth of this life and end up with their lives decimated and destroyed at
such a young age. How many times do I have to say it, THE CHURCH IS PLAYING
GAMES, SATAN IS NOT!!! The answer is to follow God’s plan for the family. It
starts with marriage, God’s Holy Institution. A person needs to be equally
yoked with another Believer, they need to take the time and effort to build
a solid spiritual foundation to their relationship, and than follow through
on the vows they make to each other and God for life.

It is in that Godly union that children are born. A mother and father,
loving and nurturing them, raising them in the admonition of the Lord.
Growing up in a home where Jesus is honored and guided by God’s Truth. A
home where prayer and Bible reading is part of each day. A home where they
have the model of a mother and father who love the Lord and each other. It
is this environment that God intended children to be raised. In 2008, how
many children are growing up in a home like this?

I love you and care about you so much. So what is the answer? For you single
moms and dads, God will make you adequate. You can’t go back and change
things, so start today to do all you can to raise your child or children
with the love of Christ and guided by the Truth of His Word. Pray of your
children every day. Have a time of reading the Word with your children. Make
sure they are in church each Sunday. Talk to your children about all that
they are seeing and experiencing in their life so you can help bring God’s
Truth to contrast the lies of the world they’re being exposed to. Raising
your child in the admonition of the Lord is the greatest ministry you will
ever have, and God will make you adequate each day.

For those who are single, pray hard and long before you make that lifetime
commitment to someone. It is the most critical relationship you will have in
this life after your relationship with the Lord. Stay out of the trap of
pre-marital sex and possibly having to raise a child without the benefit of
a mother and father. Getting married, having children, are life-changing
events. If you will follow God’s plan, they can make your life special and
fulfilling beyond all you could ever imagine. God’s way works!

Finally, for you young kids and young adults. The world has lied to you
about EVERYTHING! There is only one source of Truth, God’s Word. It has the
answers to everything in this life and if you follow it, your life will be
blessed and abundant, full of joy and peace you can never experience without
God. The fact is, God DID create you in His image. He loves you so much. He
has a plan and purpose for your life. He loved you so much that despite the
fact you have sinned, he sent His Son Jesus to die for YOUR SINS so that by
putting your faith in Jesus, your sins could be forgiven and you would have
the assurance that when this brief life is over you would be forever with
God your Creator.

This is why I so passionately scratch and claw each day to press forward and
implore you to help me. Not only are there adults in their 20s to 90s out
there lost, hurting, and heading to hell unless they come to know Jesus, we
have children between 10 and 18 who are growing up for the most part totally
void of God and Biblical Truth, having their thoughts and beliefs shaped by
the lies of this world, and unless we reach them, they will become the next
generation to grow up and have children who will also be growing up without
God and rejecting Christ’s love for them.

Kids who are growing up with no mother, no father, and no God. May we rise
up and go into the marketplace where they are growing up and let them know
that the Bible is God’s guiding light of Truth and that Jesus loves them,
died for their sins, and wants to have an everlasting relationship with

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller bkeller@liveprayer.com

***ARE YOU 100% CERTAIN WHERE YOU WILL SPEND ETERNITY?  The fact is you will
die one day.  At that moment, you will either spend eternity with the Lord or be cast into everlasting darkness forever separated from God your creator. To know for certain you will be forever with Jesus, go to:
http://www.liveprayer.com/bdy_salvatn.cfm

***I am excited to let you know that the Liveprayer Daily Devotional is now
available via AUDIO each day.  Simply go to http://www.liveprayer.com/Audio.cfm
Also, you can now listen to the Daily Devotional by phone by calling 1-727-342-5673

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The Media, The Church, And Jamie Lynn Spears

Posted by Job on January 17, 2008

(C) Copyright 2008, Bill Keller Ministries. All rights reserved.

(1 Timothy 5:14)

Jamie Lynn Spears, Britney’s 16-year-old sister, proudly proclaimed that she
is pregnant and the media loves it! Sadly, the church, para-church
ministries, men and women of God, have done a very poor job of getting the
message of God to those who need it most…this lost and hurting world in
which we live in. It is sad when the act of a 16-year-old girl who has
clearly made choices in rebellion to God has more impact on our culture than
the church does! That is why from time to time, I feel compelled to respond
to messages that are being put forth by the secular media that are in
opposition to the Truth of the Bible, especially when those messages are
geared to children and young adults.

Jamie Lynn Spears is the star of Nickelodeon’s “Zoey 101,” a popular program
geared towards children and young adults. It came to light a few weeks ago
that she was pregnant by her 18-year-old boyfriend. Sadly, teen pregnancy
is not something new and continues to be a huge issue in a nation and world
that is in spiritual freefall. What is most troubling to me has been the
media’s glorification of Spear’s pregnancy which is what I want to address
today.

God through His Word, is very specific about HIS gift of sex. Sex is
intended for a man and woman WHO ARE MARRIED! PERIOD! ALL sex outside of
God’s plan is a sin! As I share with you often, sin always comes with a
huge price tag. When you engage in sex at any age, getting pregnant is a
very real possibility. When it is children, teens, neither the young man or
woman are ready for that responsibility and their lives become changed
forever. In too many cases, it is the baby who suffers as well.

Let me take this opportunity to say to all of those who are reading this and
got caught up in sin, made a poor choice to have sex without being married,
and became pregnant. God is a God of grace and mercy. Even in our
sinfulness, God loves us, and can turn our sin into HIS blessings. However,
that ONLY happens when we acknowledge our sin, ask God to forgive us, and
begin from that point forward to do it HIS way. When you make that choice,
God can and will bless you, no matter what your circumstances may be today.

A special note to those young women who may be pregnant. You have two, TWO,
options. Keep the baby, or give the baby up for adoption. These are the ONLY
two choices. Abortion is murder. To have an abortion is simply compounding
your initial sin. Trust me, as LONG AS YOU LIVE, the choice to kill your
baby will be with you. Having counseled thousands of women who have had an
abortion, the FACT the women’s movements, the pro-death (choice) movement
conveniently forget to tell you, is that you will never…..EVER….forget
this incident in your life.

If you are pregnant and even considering killing your baby, please take a
moment and go to this short video of less than 1 minute of an actual
abortion being performed. Before you make the horrible choice to kill your
baby, watch this video and see exactly what is going to happen to your child
first.
http://www.liveprayer.com/abortion.cfm

Another common sin that I deal with daily, is the incredible desire by a
woman who becomes pregnant to “marry the father of the baby.” Again, in
almost ALL cases, you are simply compounding your sin. Getting married
because you are pregnant is one of the absolute WORST reasons there is to
get married! I can almost insure you that the man who got you pregnant, is
most likely NOT the man God wants you to spend the rest of your life with.
In Spear’s case, there are published reports this young man who fathered her
baby has gotten another girl pregnant.

NO MAN OF GOD, WHO IS WALKING WITH THE LORD, WHO IS THE SPIRITUAL HEAD OF
YOUR RELATIONSHIP AS GOD CALLS THE MAN TO BE, WOULD HAVE EVER SLEPT WITH YOU
IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!! I am not making a blanket condemnation of all men
who sin in this way, but in most every case, a man who is willing to sleep
with a woman out of the bonds of marriage, is NOT the man God wants you to
spend the rest of your life with.

I love you and care about you so much. GOD LOVES YOU EVEN MORE! If you are
currently pregnant out of the bonds of marriage, your first need is to get
right with God. Go to God’s promise in 1 John 1:9, and get right with God.
DON’T EVEN CONSIDER MARRIAGE UNTIL YOU CAN BE ASSURED IT IS GOD’S WILL FOR
YOUR LIFE. It may be a situation where putting your baby up for adoption is
the best alternative.

Pray, get lots of wise counsel, and God will guide you and direct you. For
those single moms out there who have already lived through the birth of your
child, again, getting right with God is your first step. Know that God can,
and will bless you and your child in incredible ways if you are willing to
submit to Him.

For those young adults who have not had this experience. LISTEN!!! God is
speaking to you today. There are CONSEQUENCES when you sin. LIFE CHANGING
CONSEQUENCES!!! Do it God’s way. Let God bring the right mate into your
life, get married, then have children in accordance with God’s perfect plan.

In closing, never forget that the secular media has NO CONSCIENCE. It simply
portrays the message our modern culture finds appealing, regardless of how
God feels. A child having a baby is NOT a glamorous experience!!! It takes
sin to accomplish, and those who are unrepentant, face incredible challenges
that ultimately harm the child involved. As I say so often, when you do it
your way, it NEVER works. When you do it God’s way, it ALWAYS WORKS!!! I
will be praying today, that you choose to do it God’s way!!!

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller bkeller@liveprayer.com

***ARE YOU 100% CERTAIN WHERE YOU WILL SPEND ETERNITY? The fact is you will
die one day. At that moment, you will either spend eternity with the Lord or be cast into everlasting darkness forever separated from God your creator. To know for certain you will be forever with Jesus, go to:
http://www.liveprayer.com/bdy_salvatn.cfm

***I am excited to let you know that the Liveprayer Daily Devotional is now
available via AUDIO each day. Simply go to http://www.liveprayer.com/Audio.cfm
Also, you can now listen to the Daily Devotional by phone by calling 1-727-342-5673

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Satan Is Real And After Your Kids: Mass Effect Video Game Depicting Graphic Fornication And Nudity Marketed To Children

Posted by Job on January 12, 2008


By Evan Moore  CNSNews.com Correspondent January 11, 2008

(CNSNews.com) – A new, best-selling video game, Mass Effect,
made for the Microsoft Xbox 360 console, allows the characters to
engage in explicitly graphic sexual intercourse. Some game experts and
pro-family analysts say Mass Effect is marketed to young kids and
presents a moral danger to them and that the companies making and
marketing the game should be prosecuted. The game is “clearly
marketed to minors,” Cathy Ruse, a lawyer and senior fellow for legal
studies at the Family Research Council, told Cybercast News Service. “There
are cultural implications for feeding porn to kids in this way,” and
“when you do this, you’re teaching them a distorted lesson about human
sexuality and human dignity. These are lessons that they will take with
them into adulthood and ultimately society,” Ruse said.Mass Effect is made by BioWare Corp., in Alberta, Canada. The game has a strong, plot-driven storyline reminiscent of the Star Wars films or television shows like Babylon 5. As
part of that story, the playable character can become romantically
involved with a woman, if playing as the default male character; a man,
if playing as a woman; and an alien that looks and talks like a woman,
for any play-through. This storyline culminates in a cutscene in which
the characters copulate in full digital nudity. The game is
rated “M” for mature, as are many video games, and was banned in
Singapore last year, though the decision was later reversed. Mass
Effect has sold over 1.6 million copies since its release in November
2007. The game scored “Best RPG” in the 2007 Spike TV Video Game
Awards, and it has been nominated for Game of the Year
.

Critics blast

Bob Waliszewki, media specialist with Focus on the Family, told Cybercast News Service,
“We never shy away from sexuality in the media. It’s just a question of
how is that sexuality portrayed. One can use the media to portray some
very healthy forms of sexuality. And when done wisely with taste and
age-appropriateness, it can be done well.” “Unfortunately,” he
said, “Mass Effect doesn’t do that and even goes so far as to allow
homosexuality to be on par with heterosexuality and heterosexuality
outside of its proper context of marriage.” Ruse said, “I don’t
know if people are really aware about what’s in this game, but [the
people who made it] should lose a lot of money, and they should lose
consumer confidence, because this is a stupid move.” She noted
that “when you expose children, whose brains and personalities are
still developing, to degrading and harmful material, you’ve got to
believe that’s going to have an effect on the way that they view
themselves, others, and the world.”

“People try to raise a
straw-man argument and say that people from my perspective are saying
that everyone who views something is going to go out and become a
serial sex killer. Nobody’s saying that,” Ruse said. “But, it is
profoundly naive to suggest that feeding children graphic sexual
material is going to have no effect on their psyche. That’s just stupid
to think that,” she added. Waliszewki noted that numerous
reputable studies from firms like the RAND corporation have emerged
over the past four years that show causal links between exposure to
sexual images, profanity, smoking, and violence to a higher degree of
sexual activity, greater use of profanity, higher smoking rates, as
well as higher aggressive tendencies and violent action. “This
is about money,” Ruse said. “This isn’t about a First Amendment debate.
This is about [BioWare] making as much money as it can. It’s putting
elements in its games which they think will help them sell more games.
They don’t care about what they’re doing to kids.” She
concluded, “This is unethical, and they have a duty to be good
corporate citizens. There’s no First Amendment right to exploit
children … They’re making money at the expense of children in
America, and they ought to be vilified for that.”

The state of the industry

Calls made to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) for comment were not answered by press time. However, a report from the ESA says that the game player population is older and diverse than conventional wisdom would assume.
According
to the ESA, the average game player is 33 years old and has been
playing games for 12 years. Also, 38 percent of all game players are
women. Women over the age of 18 represent a significantly greater
portion of the game-playing population (31 percent) than boys age 17 or
younger (20 percent). The voice of the video game industry also
says that parents are strongly involved when their children buy or rent
games. Eighty-six percent of game players under the age of 18 reported
that they get their parents’ permission when renting or buying games,
and 91 percent say their parents are present when they buy games. Furthermore,
the ESA reports that the field of choices available to consumers is
very family-friendly. Eighty-five percent of all games sold in 2006
were rated “E” for Everyone, “T” for Teen, or “E10+” for Everyone 10+
by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). Cybercast News Service also sought comment from BioWare Corp but did not receive a reply.

Preventing exposure to children

“When
parental involvement is at a high level,” Waliszewki said, the warning
labels provided by the ESRB could deter children from being exposed to
inappropriate material. But he warned that “in many cases, where
parents are less involved and oblivious to the world of entertainment
these days, an ‘M’ rating is almost a badge of endorsement.” “Parents
really just need to be involved in [their children’s] entire
entertainment world,” he said. “There’s just too much gunk out there
for parents to be ‘hands-off.’ They have to be involved. They have to
know … what their kids are into in today’s entertainment.”
Ruse
noted that “most states have what’s called ‘Harmful to Minors’ laws on
the books that say that selling sexual material that a jury would deem
‘patently offensive to minors, which lacks literary, artistic,
political or scientific value.’ … might be prosecutable.” However,
she also noted that these laws are “very likely not enforced.” Rather
than new laws, “we need state and local prosecutors with spines and
backbones to prosecute some of these companies that are violating the
law” in order to prevent children from being exposed to indecent
material, she said.

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