Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What!!? UN appoints Space Ambassador????

In the telegraph.co.uk, they ran an article, "UN 'to appoint space ambassador to greet alien visitors.'"  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/8025832/UN-to-appoint-space-ambassador-to-greet-alien-visitors.html

Get ready for the rapture America, world!  This is all part of the great deception.  Many new age websites and books have been teaching this for years.  Some have been channeling, or communicating with "beings" supposedly from outer space.

I've got to go to work this morning, but they'll be more on this!
Fox News also reported on a former air-force captain who says the aliens have been monitoring our nukes programs!  http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/09/23/aliens-monitoring-nukes-worry-ex-air-force-officers/
Mmmmm.... get ready.  It's coming soon!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sid Roth - It's Supernatural Messianic Vision: Joel Richardson 2010

This past week, Sid Roth of "It's Superntual" interviews one of the most knowledgable men on the end-time sceneario, and author of Islamic Antichrist. Richardson puts forward a Middle-East explanation of the end times that fits modern phenonmenon that we see, like the rise of Islam and its growing global dominanace. Will the antichrist be the Madhi that Ahmadinejad prays for at each U.N. assembly when he speaks?

Sid Roth - It's Supernatural Messianic Vision: Joel Richardson 2010

Should Believers be in Church?

Have you ever had a person in your life, who claims to follow Jesus Christ, but they just will not join a church?  Or someone may claim, "I am a member of the 'universal' body of Christ.'"  I recently read an article by Dr. Bruce Lackey, that gives 15 reasons why a believer should be in a church.  I want to thank the Fundamental Baptists for making their publications available.

The following is by the late Dr. Bruce Lackey:

New Testament Christians joined a local church. The churches had membership lists, either in writing or in memory. Since the Scripture was given for instruction in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16), God evidently wants us to follow their example. Although there is no specific verse that says, "Thou shalt join a church," there are fifteen places that either require or teach by example that we should do so.

(1) THE FIRST CHURCH HAD A MEMBERSHIP. "And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)" (Ac 1:15). This Jerusalem church had a list of about 120 names that made up its membership. Even though the Bible says "about an hundred and twenty," it does not mean that there was any uncertainty. "About" is used commonly in scripture to designate a number, in keeping with the usual practice of that day, when people were not trying to be as specific as we are in the twentieth century. For example, John 1:39 says, ". . . it was about the tenth hour." It was not important in those days to know whether it was 9:55 or 10:05, since they did not have watches, clocks, etc. Likewise, John 6:19 says, ". . . rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs." Similarly, Acts 5:7 describes Sapphira coming to the church "about the space of three hours after." We must remember that the Holy Spirit inspired words that people would normally understand and speak, but this does not mean that He was uncertain! The events of John 1:39 and Acts 5:7 did happen at a specific moment, although that moment is not recorded. And the very mention of "the number of names" in Acts 1:15 shows that a collection actually existed, even though we are not told the exact number. The important thing to note is not that there were 119, 120, or 121, but that there actually was a "number of the names together," in short, a membership of definite individuals who made up that church.

(2) ALL THOSE MEMBERS ASSEMBLED TOGETHER ON PENTECOST. Acts 2:1 says, "And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place." The word all certainly indicates that a specific number was there. He did not say "a majority," or "several," but all.

(3) SPECIFIC PEOPLE WERE ADDED TO THIS MEMBERSHIP ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST. According to Acts 2:41, "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls." Again, the word about has the same significance. The important word is added, showing that the number grew. Whether they were written down on paper is not the issue; the fact is that certain specific people were saved, baptized, and added to certain specific people! (This is interpreted by some to mean that they were added to the Lord, or to the whole body of Christ, but the context has been speaking of that group of 120, ever since Acts 1:15, and continues to speak of that earthly group which met together in Jerusalem, through v.47).

(4) THE LORD ADDED PEOPLE TO THE LOCAL CHURCH. "And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved" (Acts 2:47). This church was not the whole body of Christ (or the comprehensive church, or the universal church, or whatever the term one might prefer), but the local church, because of the context. The word church must be interpreted by context. For example, no one would say that "the church in the wilderness" (Acts 7:38) was the same as the church in the New Testament, since the context clearly shows that it was the nation of Israel at the foot of Mt. Sinai. Likewise, Heb. 12:22-23 would obviously not be a local church, but "the heavenly Jerusalem," etc. Context must determine meaning, and the context of Acts 2:47 is that of the church at Jerusalem. . . . Therefore, the church mentioned in Acts 2:47 is that church at Jerusalem that had just evangelized and baptized and was meeting in the temple and from house to house, teaching doctrine and breaking bread (vv. 41-46). And, in saying "the Lord added . . ." we conclude that He led these people to join that Jerusalem church, and gave the apostolic leaders of that church the terms on which the new believers were to be added.

(5) THERE WAS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE CHURCH AND OUTSIDERS. Acts 5:11 contrasts "the church" with others who "heard these things." It is referring to the surprising deaths of Ananias and Sapphira when it says "And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things." Therefore, it must have been common knowledge that some specific persons belonged to the church, while others did not. And we must remember that the Holy Spirit inspired these words, so it was actually He that made this difference.

(6) SOME PEOPLE DID NOT DARE TO JOIN THE CHURCH! Immediately after the deaths of Ananias and Sapphira, and subsequent miracles by the apostles, Acts 5:13 tells us that "of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them." It was common knowledge who belonged to this new church, and after such a harsh judgment on two members who did not conform, some people did not dare to join them! Some belonged; others dared not join, for one reason or another. When one joins, there is a membership!

(7) SPECIFIC MEMBERS ELECTED OFFICERS. The apostles commanded the congregation, "Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business" (Acts 6:3). They were speaking to a specific group whom they knew as "brethren"; they said that these men were to be chosen from "among you," obviously designating a specific group of people. Any way we look at this, there must have been a membership.

(8) THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE CHURCHES INCREASED. Acts 9:31 clearly implies membership by saying, "Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied." There had to be a number of people to start with, and a bigger number when they were multiplied. To say that 50 people became 250 is to designate a membership.

(9) THE CHURCHES WHICH PAUL ESTABLISHED "INCREASED IN NUMBER DAILY" (Acts 16:5). Such a statement would have been impossible unless they had had a specific number to begin with. If 23 were increased to 25 on Sunday, 28 on Monday, etc., there was obviously a membership to start with. And it is significant that all believers in those areas were considered to be in the churches. The same situation prevailed everywhere Paul went; when people were converted, they were organized into churches. See Acts 14:21-23 and 15:36, compared with 16:4-5.

(10) ELDERS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR CERTAIN PEOPLE. The Ephesian elders were told to feed the church of God, the flock, over which the Holy Ghost had made them overseers (Acts 20:28). Obviously, the church, the flock, was a specific group of people. How else could these elders carry out their responsibilities? It had to be clearly known who made up the church, the flock. Such would be a membership.

(11) TROUBLE-MAKERS CAME FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CHURCH. Paul warned, "For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them." Their dangers would come, not only from "grievous wolves" outside, but from men "of their own selves." Some were outside the church; some were in. Again, this is obviously a membership.

(12) THE CORINTHIAN CHURCH WAS COMMANDED TO EXCLUDE SOME BRETHREN. "But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat" (1 Cor. 5:11). This eating could not refer to ordinary meals, since the Lord Jesus ate with publicans and sinners (Mat. 9:10). It must refer to eating at the Lord's table. He likewise says, ". . . put away from among yourselves that wicked person" (1 Cor. 5:13). This could not mean to stop associating with, or speaking to, such a person, because a parallel passage in 2 Thes. 3:14-15 says, ". . . note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother." It would be impossible to admonish him if they never associated with or spoke to him. To "have no company" must mean church company or fellowship, preventing him from the privileges of membership (holding office, voting, partaking of the Lord's supper).

(13) THERE IS NO WAY TO EXERCISE CHURCH DISCIPLINE UNLESS THERE IS A MEMBERSHIP. Mat. 18:7 instructs the church to consider an unrepentant brother as a "heathen man and a publican." How would this be done? Certainly not by denying him access to the meetings! We would most assuredly want heathen people to attend our services and hear the preaching of God's Word. 1 Cor. 14:23-25 shows the importance of this. Neither could it mean to stop speaking to the person. Christians should definitely speak to heathen people; how else could we win them to Christ? But, a church could not permit a heathen to be elected as one of its officers, or preach, or teach, or vote on church matters, or partake of the Lord's Supper. Therefore, to say that only certain people are eligible to hold office, etc., is to designate a membership.

(14) 1 COR. 6:1-11 DISTINGUISHES BETWEEN "THE UNJUST . . . THE SAINTS." Paul spoke of "a wise man among you (who) shall be able to judge between his brethren" (v.5). He rebuked them for going to law before the "unbelievers" (v.6). These brethren were called a church in 1 Cor. 1:2. Some people were known to belong to the church, some were not.

(15) 1 PET. 4:17 DISTINGUISHED BETWEEN "THE HOUSE OF GOD" AND "THEM THAT OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL." When we remember that the "house of God" is the local church, according to 1 Tim. 3:15, it becomes obvious that those who had obeyed the gospel were in a church. Whether or not their names were written on some list is unknown and unimportant; what is obvious is that they knew who was in the church.

The point is that we have no instance of New Testament believers refusing to belong to a local church. Joining the church was the normal thing to do, after conversion. The person who has settled the matter of salvation should then be baptized, following Christ's example and command, and join a Bible-believing and Bible-practicing church.

For the FBIS website, see http://www.wayoflife.org/.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Spiritual Influence in Movies and Music? Goodfight.

If you've ever wondered, ever dared wonder... wonder no more.  Go to http://theater.goodfight.org/.  It's a really well done site, which shows as a movie screen, and on either side of the screen, a roll of film comes out of the side.  On one side you can view certain musical groups... on the other, you can view films, such as Transformers.  Didyou know Transformers had a spiritual agenda?

On Joe's site, he even makes available some DVDs that contain even more information.  One nugget we got out the DVD They Sold their Souls for Rock & Roll is that Elvis thought he was Jesus!  Think of that when you hear him playing over the Wal-Mart speaker.  And he read occultist Madam Blavatsky during his concerts.

All this info and much more.  But you say, "I don't want to know if there's a spriitual influence!"  Do you dare so openly hand your soul to the demons?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mormons Change Statute Atop Temple to Glenn Beck?



Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The One-World Government is upon us!

Since the Pittsburgh G-20 summit of 2009, we have lived under an ecnomic one-world order. Roger Oakland sounds a serious alarm in the below article you would do well to take note of. When B. O. said he would "fundamentally change" America, this is what he was speaking of.

"So too, when you see all these things recognize that He is near, right at the door!" Mt. 24:33

From Understand the Times – A Serious Warning

Zabur 22

For the Muslim, the Zabur represent the Psalms of the Hebrew Old Testament.  The Psalms are beautiful songs that were composed in praise of God, the King.  The Psalms are very poetic and majestic in nature, and they also reveal much about God's plans in working out of redemption (salvation).

1 My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?

Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning .

2 O my God, I cry by day, but You do not answer;

And by night, but I have no rest.

3 Yet You are holy,

O You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel.

4 In You our fathers trusted;

They trusted and You delivered them.

5 To You they cried out and were delivered;

In You they trusted and were not disappointed .

6 But I am a worm and not a man,

A reproach of men and despised by the people.

7 All who see me sneer at me;

They separate with the lip, they wag the head, saying,

8 "Commit yourself to the LORD; let Him deliver him;

Let Him rescue him, because He delights in him."

9 Yet You are He who brought me forth from the womb;

You made me trust when upon my mother's breasts.

10 Upon You I was cast from birth ;

You have been my God from my mother's womb.

11 Be not far from me, for trouble is near;

For there is none to help.

12 Many bulls have surrounded me;

Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.

13 They open wide their mouth at me,

As a ravening and a roaring lion.

14 I am poured out like water,

And all my bones are out of joint;

My heart is like wax;

It is melted within me .

15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd,

And my tongue cleaves to my jaws;

And You lay me in the dust of death.

16 For dogs have surrounded me;

A band of evildoers has encompassed me;

They pierced my hands and my feet.

17 I can count all my bones.

They look, they stare at me;

18 They divide my garments among them,

And for my clothing they cast lots.

19 But You, O LORD, be not far off;

O You my help, hasten to my assistance.

20 Deliver my soul from the sword,

My only life from the power of the dog.

21 Save me from the lion's mouth;

From the horns of the wild oxen You answer me.

22 I will tell of Your name to my brethren;

In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.

23 You who fear the LORD, praise Him;

All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him,

And stand in awe of Him, all you descendants of Israel.

24 For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;

Nor has He hidden His face from him;

But when he cried to Him for help, He heard.

25 From You comes my praise in the great assembly;

I shall pay my vows before those who fear Him.

26 The afflicted will eat and be satisfied;

Those who seek Him will praise the LORD.

Let your heart live forever!

27 All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD,

And all the families of the nations will worship before You .

28 For the kingdom is the LORD'S

And He rules over the nations.

29 All the prosperous of the earth will eat and worship,

All those who go down to the dust will bow before Him,

Even he who cannot keep his soul alive.

30 Posterity will serve Him;

It will be told of the Lord to the coming generation.

31 They will come and will declare His righteousness

To a people who will be born, that He has performed it.

Psalms 22:1-31 (NASB95)

Monday, September 13, 2010

What does the Zabur say of Zionists?

What the Zabur says of Zionists

Islam, like many other religions, claim to stem from the Bible, and from the faith of Abraham, to claim their legitimacy. Islam, much like Mormonism, claims that the Bible has been corrupted by Christians and Jews, but it does regard as holy three parts of the Bible, the Torat (Torah ~first five books), the Zabur (Psalms), and the Injil (Gospel ~ though Islam denies the very tenets of the Gospel).

This morning in my devotion time, I was reading in the Psalms, and struck by the beautiful poetry used to describe the place which Yhwh chose for His name to dwell, where king Solomon built a great and beautiful temple to worship this King of heaven and earth. But its funny, today reading the headlines of our current day media, they vilify the place and the people of the Lord’s choosing! Should that be a surprise?

Muslims vilify all those who love Jerusalem, Israel and the Jews, and support them as God’s chosen people, and wish their success, happiness and fulfillment (shalom), as Zioinists. Since the Qur’an “originates” from the Bible, if indeed it does… let’s see what the Bible, in particular, the Zabur, says about those Zionists.

A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song.

1 His foundation is in the holy mountains. 2 The LORD loves the gates of Zion
More than all the other dwelling places of Jacob. 3 Glorious things are spoken of you,
O city of God. Selah . 4 "I shall mention Rahab and Babylon among those who know Me;
Behold, Philistia and Tyre with Ethiopia :
'This one was born there.' " 5 But of Zion it shall be said, "This one and that one were born in her";
And the Most High Himself will establish her. 6 The LORD will count when He registers the peoples,
"This one was born there." Selah. 7 Then those who sing as well as those who play the flutes shall say,
"All my springs of joy are in you."
Psalms 87:1-7 (NASB95)

5 How blessed is the man whose strength is in You,
In whose heart are the highways to Zion! 6 Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a spring ;
The early rain also covers it with blessings. 7 They go from strength to strength,
Every one of them appears before God in Zion.
Psalms 84:5-7 (NASB95)

It seems the Zabur portrays Zion and those who love the place of God’s “holy habitation,” in a positive light. How then are those who love the Lord and the place of His choosing cast in a negative light, unless the religion is not truly of the God of Abraham. 
So according to God's word, being a Zionist (a lover of Zion, and one who desires good for the people of Israel), is a good, desireable, and godly trait!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Should Parents Train their Children?

This question is a hot topic, but one that needs an answer.  I saw this question raised on another blog, and thought I might discuss it, the pros and cons on my blog.

Should parents train (indoctrinate) their children?  My answer is a resunding YES!

I am a follower of Jesus Christ, and I take His word to be absolute truth, absolutely!  I think for someone who does not follow Christ, this answer does not mean as much, and may not matter.  But if you call yourself a Christian, this matter is crucial for the discipleship and eternal well-being of your kids.

So the issue comes down to whether or not you truly believe the Bible is God's truth. If you do, God's word tells us that He commands parents to teach their children of His ways (Dt. 6:4-9). If you follow Christ as Lord, you must belive and obey that command. To not teach your children the truths of God and His word, is to let them be taught by someone in the (spiritual) enemy's camp. So Christian parent (I'm primarily talking to you), are you going to let your children be taught be a humanistic/atheistic society that teaches them we evolved from animals, and that there is no basis for morality?

If you do not teach your children, or do not raise them in the ways of God, you are giving them to the enemy camp. Most of you let them be discipled by the humanist secular schools anyway, and Bible study, teaching has no place in your home life. Why should your children follow or believe that faith? It goes against everything they feel. Their sinful nature disposes them to the ways of the world, and when they see it on TV, movies and internet, and there is no training at home, no example, guess whose example they are going to follow!

Palestinian mortar targets Israeli kindergarten

The World continues to press the Israelis for peace in the Middle EAst, while the world remains silent about the war the neighboring Muslims wage against Israel.

Palestinian mortar targets Israeli kindergarten

Another headline from this past weekend:  Gaza rockets mar holiday weekend for Israelis

Will the Obama Administration be able to bring peace? 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Effingham deputies call feds after arresting Russians with shovel, wire cutters outside Georgia Power plant | savannahnow.com

Hmmm... Interesting. It seems three Russian men were caught trying to break into a Georgia power plant. What in the world? Might they be Russian spies seeking to bring an attack to the homeland?

Deputies reported the men, who were inside a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder, had a machete, shovel, wire cutters and ski masks. One man also had black silk stockings in his front left pocket.

for more, read:
Effingham deputies call feds after arresting Russians with shovel, wire cutters outside Georgia Power plant savannahnow.com

While that's interesting... it's not nearly as interesting as what the U.N. is planning on doing!


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Articles Online!

Hey guys.  I just wanted to let you know that something pretty cool's happened.  I've got some articles published at an online ministry site, http://www.craom.net/.  I've also come across an online publication which puts forth a newsletter twice a month. The author is Jimmie D.  He's a great guy.  He's hard-hitting and gets to some of the core-issues and controversies relating to the Chrisitan faith.  His site is http://www.religionstinks.libsyn.com/.  My article is not on there as of yet, though I do have a friend who publishes for his newsletter.  But my in the coming newletter I should have an article published.

And this is not just to promote me, for if you're here, you're already seeing my articles.  But these are a couple of really good online resources, so be sure to bookmark them and keep them onhand.

Thanks.  I know I haven't been very personal on here very much, but I do want to point people in the right direction.  And if you haven't yet, check out the links I've provided.
Blessings to you,

Brannon Howse Interviews Egyptian Born Usama Dakdok on The Worldview War of Islam (Part One)

This is the first of a must see video (16 min.) series to watch and follow.

Brannon Howse Interviews Egyptian Born Usama Dakdok on The Worldview War of Islam (Part One)

Glenn Beck Blasphemes God On His September 2nd TV Program?

In the article of the below link, Beck is disclosed blaspheming the God of the Bible. Mormons believe it is okay to deceive others, if the outcome is the expansion is the advancement of the Mormon religion.

Glenn Beck Blasphemes God On His September 2nd TV Program?

Beck is quoted as saying: "America's religion. This is it gang, this is all you need to know. There is a God, He's going to judge us, we should be good to each other, cause daddy's gonna be pissed in the end if we're not. That's it. That's called a big principle."

Mormons literally believe God is an evolved man who birthed spirit-kids, of whom Jesus and Lucifer are brothers (and comlpeted for the role of savior). According to the Mormons, Lucifer did a good thing when he alerted Adam and Eve that they could be "as God."

The Bible does not tell us that this was a good thing, but in fact, this event in the paradisical garden resulted in the spiritual death of man, seperating him from His maker, leaving him in rebellion to His maker.

Beck said something else that reveals his true intentions. On his September 2, 2010 TV program Beck said, "We need a Jesus or a Buddha." For a true believer in Jesus Christ, who puts the Word of God above all, this is indeed blasphemy!

Beck, like other Mormons has adopted and appropriated the language of evangelical Christians, without meaning the same things that evangelicals mean by those terms.

LeaderU.com has a list of Biblical terms online that Mormons have redefined. Here is an example of what the Mormons mean when they speak of the person Jesus Christ:
JESUS CHRIST: The spirit of Jesus Christ was the first spirit born to God the Father and his wife (Heavenly Mother). He progressed to become a God under the Father. (The Father is also the literal father of Jesus' body in the exact same way we were begotten by our earthly parents.) He now has a body of flesh and bones, but no blood. He is the spirit brother of Satan whose spirit was procreated in the same way as Jesus'. To Mormons, even the atonement of his shed blood is not enough to provide forgiveness of sin and bring eternal life. Stripped of his Deity and demoted to a partial Savior, the Jesus of Mormonism has been robbed of his power and authority. Not only is the Mormon Jesus one who had struggled to achieve his own salvation, he also failed to establish his church. Both in Jerusalem and in the America's where Jesus was supposed to have visited, he attempted to build a group of followers. But in each case, truth was overcome by the alleged early church apostasy into false teaching.

If you're interested in learning more about Mormon terminology, go to http://www.leaderu.com/offices/michaeldavis/docs/mormonism/definitions.html.