My Determined Stand of Faith!

I posted this on Facebook, and was encouraged by the support I got:

“I am about to say something so controversial, so forbidden by society at large, it may shock many. I can’t say that I am sorry, because I am not… I have had people tell me I should not say this lest it impact my career, my friendships, in fact, everything. If you are as bold, and brazen, as I am, then be prepared to face persecution. But, here goes… are you ready?

I believe the Holy Bible to be the inspired Word of God. It says what it means, and means what it says. My personal thoughts, opinions, and feelings mean NOTHING compared to the infallible Word of God. I read it, believe it, and live it. I allow God’s Word to inform my thinking, my beliefs, and my opinions.
There, I have said it. Deal with it!”

We will be persecuted due to our stand of God’s Word. But, so be it! God’s unchanging Word is true!

A Sad Day for America

The Supreme Court just ruled that un-Biblical marriage is the “law” of the land. The BIBLE states that marriage is between one man and one woman. The Supreme Court now disagrees with THE BIBLE. Guess what I believe? I believe the Bible. I don’t care one whit what the Supreme Court has said. I will always believe and profess the Bible.

It is a sad day for America… I weep for my country.

The Bible Isn’t Part of Christian Belief? What?!

I am a supporter of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and Jay Sekulow sent this email out recently:

“Bill,

It’s a case that could devastate religious freedom in the military.

A Marine was ordered to remove a Bible verse from her desk because her commanding officer “didn’t like their tone.”

The officer forcibly removed the verse, cursed at the Bible (with profanity I won’t repeat), and had her court martialed.

The verse? “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.” (Isaiah 54:17)

Unbelievably, a military court held that this verse was based on “subjective beliefs” and not “part of a religious belief system.”

That’s right; the Bible isn’t part of being a Christian.

This is intolerable. If it stands, this ruling could eviscerate religious freedom in the military.

We’re aggressively fighting back. In just days, we’re planning to file a critical brief representing key Members of Congress to reverse this ruling.

Will you defend the religious freedom of those who defend our liberty?

Sign Our Urgent Brief: The Bible Isn’t a Military Crime.

Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel”

Send Obama a Message!

This Charisma Magazine article offers some hope that we can send a message that Christians aren’t “less-than-loving,” or “extremists.”

One Way to Stop Obama’s Attacks on Christianity

“At an Easter Prayer Breakfast, President Obama attacked Christians.

He called Christians ‘less-than-loving.’

He did it surrounding the day Christians celebrate the ultimate gift of love—the day Christ died because He loved us.

It’s offensive and uncalled for.

But this isn’t the first time he’s insulted Christians.

At the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this year, he demanded Christians get off their ‘high horse’ about Christian persecution. And his Administration has labeled Christians in the military as ‘extremists.’

We’re fighting back—defending Christians—demanding President Obama apologize.

Add your name to our open letter:

Mr. President, Christians aren’t ‘extremists.’ We aren’t unloving. We’re not on a ‘high horse’ about persecution. Every day Christians die for their faith. They sacrifice their lives for others. Your comments were wrong and hurtful. Stop maligning the Christian faith.

Click here to sign the letter.”

So-Called Christian Leaders Embrace Gay Lifestyle

The Bible is plain on a homosexual lifestyle. It is sin. God calls it an abomination. But a recent article about a “Christian author” that appeared on Oprah, said of the homosexual lifestyle: “I think culture is already there and the church will continue to be even more irrelevant when it quotes letters from 2,000 years ago as their best defense, when you have in front of you flesh-and-blood people who are your brothers and sisters and aunts and uncles and co-workers and neighbors and they love each other and just want to go through life with someone.”

Excuse me? What you call “irrelevant letters from 2,000 years ago,” I call the HOLY BIBLE! If you don’t believe in God, or His Word, and the truth that is contained therein… then, yes, believe anything that you want… but PLEASE don’t call yourself a “Christian.” Maybe an author, but NOT a “Christian author!”

Believing the Bible is what believers (Christians) do! Speaking of which, here’s what one of those 2,000 year old letters (from Paul) says:

Rom 1:22 – 32 – “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

Denomination Calls for Gay Marriage!

I got this email from our friends at NC Values Coalition:

“What would you say if I told you that an entire denomination purporting to hold to Christian teachings has filed suit to force same-sex marriage on North Carolina?

Well, that’s exactly what happened today. The United Church of Christ, several members of the clergy, and 6 same-sex couples have filed suit in federal district court in Charlotte seeking to overturn North Carolina’s marriage laws, so that same-sex couples can get married in the church—of all places!

The North Carolina Values Coalition is on the front lines of this battle. We have been answering calls from the press all day today, but we need your help to continue fighting! [http://ncvalues.org/donate/]

This is the third lawsuit filed since August of last year seeking to strike down North Carolina’s marriage laws and impose same-sex marriage on an unwilling population. And it is the first lawsuit in the entire country initiated by a church denomination and members of the clergy as the aggressors in marriage re-definition.

This is sadly, and predictably, the “lawsuit of the week” filed by those who want to impose same-sex marriage on North Carolina, in spite of the fact that 61% of the voters passed the Marriage Amendment 2 years ago. North Carolinians had good reason to protect marriage in our Constitution, recognizing that the union of a man and woman plays an irreplaceable role in the health of society, first of which is the protection of children.

Moreover, it’s both ironic and sad that an entire religious denomination and its clergy who purport holding to Christian teachings on marriage would look to the courts to justify their errant beliefs. These individuals are simply revisionists that distort the teaching of Scripture to justify sexual revolution, not marital sanctity.

We believe the people of North Carolina have spoken on this issue, and the federal courts have no business overturning the will of the people.

We will continue to stand strong in defense of marriage as God designed it—one man and one woman! Please help us continue this fight by making a donation today!
[http://ncvalues.org/donate/]”

This is so sad on so many levels! If so-called Christians won’t uphold the truths of the Word of God, who will? Do they simply erase Romans 1:21-32 out of their Bibles?

Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Rom 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Rom 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

The Clear Line

As a Bible teacher, I find that there is a clear line between judging a person, and judging doctrine. I am not to judge another, but I can judge doctrine (teaching.) In fact, if someone is not preaching sound Biblical doctrine, the Bible tells me to “mark them,” and avoid them. That is not judging them as a person, that is an admonition to others to keep them safe. The Amplified Bible says: “I appeal to you, brethren, to be on your guard concerning those who create dissensions and difficulties and cause divisions, in opposition to the doctrine (the teaching) which you have been taught. [I warn you to turn aside from them, to] avoid them.” (Romans 16:17 AMP)

As a “for instance,” Joseph Prince is the primary teacher in the world today of what I call “Greasy Grace,” an un-Biblical doctrine. If you are warned that his doctrine is not sound, and that it is is deceiving the church, that does not mean you are condemning him as an individual, it is simply a warning that his deceptive, demonic doctrine is hurtful to the Body of Christ. We should “mark them” and avoid them… and pray that the veil of deception is lifted from their heart and mind.

An Admonition on “Greasy Grace” Teaching…

No matter how big, or well known, a ministry is, no matter what explanation may be attempted; the “Hyper-Grace,” or, as I call it, the “Greasy Grace” doctrine that is invading the church today, can not be excused, and can not be explained away as “benign.” It is, simply, a doctrine of devils, and should be rejected completely. Shake the dust off your feet, and leave it alone.

Merely an Observation…

To my liberal friends, a simple observation: The President recently said that if the Republicans (essentially) don’t support his agenda, then he would have no choice but to continue to use Executive privilege to usurp the Constitutional process and enforce what amounts to “royal edits” that over-ride, and bypass, laws that have been enacted through the, apparently, “old , out-dated” Constitutional process.

Naturally, those that agree with the President’s socialist agenda think that this is perfectly fine… after all, it bypasses those “obstructionist” Republicans that are attempting to do what their own constituents want them to do to stop the Obama Administration from continuing to take apart our whole Constitutional system, and take us further into socialism.

My question: assuming that one day we have another Republican president, will it therefore, be okay with you to bypass the Constitutional process, and hand down edicts that completely reverse everything that Progressives have done to damage our country? That would okay, right? That would be fair. OK, then, if and when it happens, I firmly expect you to sit down, and shut up… just like you are telling us to do now.

After all, fair is fair.

I’m Not Sitting Down and Shutting Up!

I get that secular humanists don’t like Christians. They find us so superstitious, after all, we believe in an invisible God, and we worship Him, essentially admitting that we are incapable of helping ourselves. After all, we need help from this “God” just to go to some place after death that they don’t even think exists. I mean, after all! Come on! Poor, pitiful people, they need to just sit down, shut up, and quit quoting that ancient, useless, Book of theirs!

That’s what they are saying today. Well, tough. I AM a Christian, and whether they like it or not, I believe the ENTIRE Bible. The Bible IS the unadulterated, pure, accurate Word of God! If it says homosexuality is a sin. Then guess what? It IS a sin! Your whining about it won’t change what it says. Furthermore, your whining about it won’t change the FACT that I believe the Bible!

I heard Bill O’Reilly last night say that Phil Robertson wasn’t “behaving like a Christian” because the Book of Luke says we are not to judge anyone. Well, first of all, Bill O’Reilly is not the person I would listen to for Biblical exegesis, but secondly, Phil Robertson, from A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” was not pointing to an individual person and saying, “THAT guy is a homosexual, and HE is NOT going to heaven!” All Phil said, was the accurate statement that THE BIBLE says that homosexuality is a sin. And, it does. Denying it won’t change it. Not saying it won’t change it. In fact, Phil when on IN THE SAME interview, and said that he was not a man’s judge, but God was. He said that he was going to “leave it all to God.” Well, good on you, Phil! BUT, O’Reilly is taking the same stand that the media at large has adopted… they have a specific agenda. O’Reilly even agreed in his discussion that “this was done to further their political cause.” What is that cause? To state emphatically that Bible believing Christians should sit down, shut up, and fade away! After all, THEY (the secular media) know better.

Well, check me out. I am not sitting down, and I am not shutting up. Deal with it!