Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Vt. Judge: Birth Mom Must Transfer Custody Of 7-year-old Daughter To Former Lesbian Partner

Vt. Judge: Birth Mom Must Give Child To Ex-partner

Fact: Virginia’s state law and constitution expressly ban enforcement of any right or order arising from same-sex marriage, civil unions, or domestic partnerships. Despite this, failure on Miller’s part to turn Isabella over to Jenkins would place her in contempt of the Vermont court and likely result in a warrant for her arrest.

"Unrefuted testimony has shown that for the last five years, Janet has neither attempted to phone nor write Isabella. She has never sent Isabella a card of any kind for any occasion. Janet has refused to attend Isabella’s Christmas plays, because she does not want to be around a Christian environment. She has also said that it is not in Isabella’s best interest to be raised in a Christian home."

And the wages of sin continue to wreck havoc on our children. To all you people who support the oxymoron "gay marriage" - God is against you!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Dear Pastors

Enough is enough.

Loose the worldly, political, save the world, make the world a better place nonsense! God has not fallen off His throne and has never for a split second lost control and has never been "consumer" driven.

God's word has never needed men (you dear pastor) to give it meaning. If you get confused, don't pull out the "Jesus said..." dance (only the red letters in your Bible) - they carry no more authority than the black lettered words you choose to ignore and distort. They both have the same author.

Stop preaching "What would Jesus do.." and start preaching "what Jesus did" - the gospel!

The gospel is sharper than any intellectual, moral, scientific, or philosophical sword you could possibly use. Don't be afraid that is it the most dangerous weapon in human history; it was specifically designed to be. Stop relying on inferior methods. (1 Cor 1:25).

If you desire to change the world, culture, lives, and behavior, preach the gospel. To do anything else in its place, is disobedience and utterly worthless.

PS. God is not pleased with your man made worldly declarations of inter-faith unity, common ground moral causes, nor your so called "world peace" plans. All such things are but a lie, a worldly lie, that await God's judgement.

Our God knows his enemies, he does not mistake them for friends, nor treat them as such. He regards iniquity as a trespass, and therefore he has not broken down the bounds of law, nor the hedges of right: there are trespasses still, and God perceives them, and notes them down, and such as go on in their trespasses are trying his longsuffering and provoking his justice. God sleeps not, neither does he wink at human sin, but calls upon all men everywhere to repent.

And it is clear too that God has the power to smite those who rebel against him. Dream not of natural laws which will screen the wicked—"He shall wound the head of his enemies." They may lift up those heads as high as they please, but they cannot be beyond the reach of his hand. He will not merely bruise their heels, or wound them on the back with blows which may be healed, but at their heads he will aim fatal blows, and lay them in the dust. He can do it, and he will.
- Charles Spurgeon

What "another gospel" sounds like....thanks to the UMC bishops.

Update: Please read this post on the same topic - Methodist Bishops wrong again

God’s Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action
A Pastoral Letter from the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church.

"Because God’s blessing, care, and promise of renewal extend to all of creation, we can speak today of “environmental holiness” as well."

"As people in the tradition of John Wesley, we understand reconciliation and renewal to be part of the process of salvation that is already underway. We are not hemmed in to a fallen world."

1. We as your bishops pledge to answer God’s call to deepen our spiritual consciousness as just stewards of creation. We commit ourselves to faithful and effective leadership on these issues, in our denomination and in our communities and nations.

2. We pledge to make God’s vision of renewal our goal. With every evaluation and decision, we will ask: Does this contribute to God’s renewal of creation? Ever aware of the difference between what is and what must be, we pledge to practice Wesleyan “holy dissatisfaction.

3. We pledge to practice dialogue with those whose life experience differs dramatically from our own, and we pledge to practice prayerful self-examination. For example, in the Council of Bishops, the fifty active bishops in the United States are committed to listening and learning with the nineteen active bishops in Africa, Asia, and Europe. And the bishops representing the conferences in the United States will prayerfully examine the fact that their nation consumes more than its fair share of the world’s resources, generates the most waste, and produces the most weapons.

4. We pledge ourselves to make common cause with religious leaders and people of goodwill worldwide who share these concerns. We will connect and collaborate with ecumenical and interreligious partners and with community and faith organizations so that we may strengthen our common efforts.

5. We pledge to advocate for justice and peace in the halls of power in our respective nations and international organizations.

6. We pledge to measure the “carbon footprint” of our episcopal and denominational offices, determine how to reduce it, and implement those changes. We will urge our congregations, schools, and settings of ministry to do the same.

7. We pledge to provide, to the best of our ability, the resources needed by our conferences to reduce dramatically our collective exploitation of the planet, peoples, and communities, including technical assistance with buildings and programs: education and training: and young people’s and online networking resources.

8. We pledge to practice hope as we engage and continue supporting the many transforming ministries of our denomination. Every day we will thank God for fruit produced through the work of The United Methodist Church and through each of you.

9. We pledge more effective use of the church and community Web pages to inspire and share what we learn. We celebrate the communications efforts that tell the stories of struggle and transformation within our denomination.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth - Romans 1:16

These bishops are ashamed of the gospel of Christ!

When did alleviating the sufferings of humanity caused by poverty, disease, oppressive work conditions, society's injustices, civil rights abuses, etc.... save one soul?

A "fix the earth" theology is a damnable heresy. When Christ returns He will be looking for those with FAITH, not some small asinine carbon foot print! (Luke 18:10). Utter shame on these bishops.

What matters to God, is that we repent of our sins and believe the gospel, and at the very center is the cross of Christ.

Galatians 1:8- As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

United Methodist Jim Winkler - Scripture twisting again

United Methodist Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church & Society and a man who spends much time fighting for abortion rights, has written an article regarding the National Health care debate - "Word from Winkler — Congregational malpractice."

Mr. Winkler's views here should be a chilling reminder of the terribly un-biblical direction much of the United Methodist's church leadership is headed; human dignity is being stressed over human depravity. Winkler isn't concerned folks get proper health care as much as he is interested in making the message (the very Gospel) of Jesus Christ acceptable to worldly men.

Winkler and many others in the leadership of the United Methodist Church (of which I am a struggling member) will unashamedly resort to scripture twisting reaching gymnastically proportions. Case in point, Mr. Winkler states the following:

The provision of health care for all without regard to status or ability to pay is portrayed in the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:24-35). In a conversation that began with the question of how one might obtain eternal life, Jesus asserted that one must love God and one’s neighbor. In response to the next question as to who one’s neighbor is, Jesus told of a Samaritan, an outsider, who coming upon a wounded traveler, provided him with health care. Jesus described the duty to provide health care as owed regardless of the merit or ethnicity of the person in need, and owed to the limit of one’s economic capacity. By the way, this is from #3201, “Health Care for All in the United States,” 2008 Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church.

The parable of the Good Samaritan begins with a question posed to Jesus by a Scribe (a legal expert in the law); one of the religious elite usually accompanied by a few Pharisees as well. The only groups of people Jesus confronted head on with their self righteousness; a character flaw, by the way, not an health care issue.

Notice Jesus' words to him after he had answered - "Do this and you shall live." Isn't this the promise of the law? Keep the law and you will live. Problem is, no one can keep the law, we all fall short of the divine standard, which should have made this scribe drop to his knees with a confession of guilt. Instead he tries to justify himself (v.29). Winkler misses this on purpose!

The Pharisees, scribes, Sadducee's etc... had consistently demolished the true meaning of God's word. In fact, they were the "spiritual gate keepers" during this time, and had little concern for God's truth. You will remember - their hate for the Truth ultimately tacked Jesus to the Cross!

Winkler may think defending "health care" reform is a virtue, but he is as far from the Truth as were the religious elite of Jesus' day.

Make no mistake - nothing is more evil than false religion. Winkler and many others may attempt to cloak themselves in robes of biblical truth, but are nothing less than missionaries of self righteousness.

When was the last time Winkler addressed the world's unbelief? as if a government run health care law was more important? When was the last time Winkler and his co-horts trusted the holy spirit and not worldly devices?

The scribe would have believed the wicked, especially the Samaritan, were to be hated because they were God's enemies. Winkler refers to the Samaritan as an "outsider" attempting to make a very subtle point that the "outsiders" of our modern day are those without health care, poor, or hungry. Nothing could be farther from the truth!

Winkler would have been Truthful and scriptural if he said the "outsiders" were the broken hearted sick in sin. The very folks Jesus came to save and the very folks this scribe would have kept out. Jesus used the Samaritan for good reason, the scribe would have rather died than even touch the dirt of Samaria. This parable is about the spiritual condition of the scribe, not a lesson in health care.

Helping those in need is every Christian's privilege. Notice also the Samaritan used his own money, about two days of wages, and showed mercy without a "law" commanding him to do so. Yet the scribe had the law, and the Samaritan did not. According to Winkler, if your a Christian, you would (must) support state run "charity", that which takes, not freely gives, from some folks and gives to others. This is the exact opposite of what true biblical Christianity teaches.

[Please recall in Acts 4 - Ananias and his wife Sapphira]. God desired free selfless and sacrificial giving, not an outward act whereby they wanted to "look like the church" but were in reality a heart filled with deceit. I wonder how Winkler would address this topic. I bet he would have had no problem at all accepting Ananias and his wife's contribution; not as Peter's rebuke of asking them why Satan had filled their hearts! That wouldn't be very pragmatic and some other "christian" may be "forced" to go without health care or even food! In short, their 'gift' would be welcomed by Winkler as I see it.

Winklers last comment is worth noting "Any congregation that doesn’t seek health care for all of the uninsured should be sued for malpractice!"

Winkler is indeed living by the law as ignorantly, hypocritically, and absorbed in a satanic self righteousness that is only perhaps exceeded by the "religious elite" of Jesus' ministry.

I would ask Mr. Winkler what the Bible says about suing another brother or sister, but a man who defends the murder of the unborn is probably not particularly interested in anything that God's word says that exposes his twisted theology.

Winkler and men like him "have their reward in full" (Matt 6:2). I pray they are exposed and refuted as often as their mouths speak lies. I also pray they repent.

The scriptures are clear - Winkler's theology is a "tare" in the church, and they are accursed anti-Christs which must be exposed.
Galatians 1:8-9
8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!
9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!
10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.

HT: Eternity Matters "Another reason it's hard to stay in the Methodist Church"

On the first day of Kwanzaa...

A new handy reference guide about the history and true purposes of Kwanzaa! With nearly 20 different sources used in research, learn what is revealed about Kwanzaa. Examine each of the following revelations with more to come in the book:

  • Find out how Kwanzaa was created not only to replace Christmas, but to become an alternative religion for Black people only

  • Read about the creator of Kwanzaa, Maulana Karenga’s hatred of Christianity and other religions he considers Eurocentric

  • Discover how Kwanzaa’s rituals as practiced are but imitations of ancient African religious rites

  • Learn in detail how Kwanzaa compromises biblical teachings for the Christian

  • Examine the bigotry and Black separatism behind the practices of Kwanzaa under the guise of community unity

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

The Bible and opinion

Bible - God has spoken, and His word (the Bible) is utterly clear.

Opinion - God is still speaking, and the Bible must be compared to man's new ideas and understandings.

Example: Bishop Mark Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - "the understanding we have of homosexuality today does not seem to be reflected at all in the context of the biblical writers, so let us bring our understanding of sexual orientation that has been opened up to humankind over the years to this conversation."

Please note - the Bible means what it says and says what it means. Hanson has just asked us to do the exact opposite of what God commands all men to do - believe Him.

Further Resource:
Many scholars have attempted to exegete the passages to favor their position. But the end result is either a misinterpretation of Scripture, or a rejection of Scripture's infallibility, or both. Circumvention of the passages through personal biases and forced presuppositions allows much room for contextual and exegetical misconstrual. The burden of proof lies heavily with the homosexual advocates, who are left with a Bible that unequivocally condemns homosexuality at all levels. The avenue of denying Scripture's reliability, inerrancy, and validity would seem to be the only route to follow.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Bravo to Radford University professors Brown and Franck!

Gwen Brown is professor of communication at Radford University in Virginia; and Matthew Franck is chairman of the department of political science at Radford.

Speakers analyze Obama’s invitation to Notre Dame commencement.

In their joint presentation in the same session with Beckwith, the husband-and-wife team of Brown and Franck made similar observations.

Brown said the Obama speech met generic requirements of a commencement speech, and it succeeded politically but failed ethically. The president "smuggled in" an argument about the relationship of faith to reason, Brown said, and depicted the pro-life side as unreasonable.

"For Obama, reason and faith are not mutually supportive, but rivals and antagonists," Brown said.

In his analysis of the Obama speech, Franck said the president praised himself for having learned not to "demonize" those on the other side of the abortion issue, and he paid tribute to Notre Dame and its students for demonstrating, by the invitation to him, that they also do not demonize people either.

Franck said that Obama deftly used references to "common ground" on "moral issues" like poverty, AIDS and the death penalty, but depicted abortion as "just another cause-of-the-month that some people choose," in spite of the fact that abortion is "the only one of these 'moral issues' that entails the deliberate and targeted killing of innocent human beings with the sanction of the law."

The Obama message to the graduates about abortion, Franck said, was that the pro-choice side sprang from reason, whereas the pro-life side sprang from faith; and faith, Obama told the graduates, "necessarily admits doubt."

"What lesson did they (graduates) learn on their last day under the tutelage of Our Lady's university, courtesy of the president of the United States?" Brown asked. "They learned how to make a bad argument look reasonable and even acceptable if it is cloaked in the robes of rhetoric. ... This was, by ethical standards, an abysmal last lesson."

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

DC council proposes same sex marriages

Let's do a review here.

The DC council praises itself for its initiatives of free condom distribution and their clean needle "exchange" program


at the same time votes to change the definition of Marriage, thus encouraging the very behavior plagued by AIDS and intravenous drug use.


Evil and Evangelism

Rev. DL Foster nails another nugget of Truth to the wall.

RE: The The Manhattan Declaration - A Call of Christian Conscience.

1. We cannot stop evil, we can only inhibit it though holy living, preaching the gospel and refusing to support leaders who are hell bent on legalizing this madness (attention Obama supporters).

2. The growing evil and spread of wickedness is a sign to us. Dont miss it trying to make the world a better place.

Evangelism starts and ends with Faith. God's word has nothing in common or desirable with citizen's of this world. In fact, God's word conflicts with those desiring to remain citizens of this world YET has the power to transform those who know they are sick in sin and in need.

Therefore, any indifference to God's word is an utterly clear sign one is still lost, and it is these folks we must reach. A call to repentance would be better than any "universal" call to "conscience."

1 John 2:14-18 (New American Standard Bible)
14 I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

15 Do not love the world nor the things in the world If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.

17 The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.

18 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.