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Call To Discernment

Calling Christians to Biblical Christianity in lieu of watered-down, entertainment oriented churchianity. Christians must have discernment in all areas of life in this end time of deception, realizing also that American leadership of both political parties are leading us into the New World Order of the coming antichrist. Do not be conformed to this world. Rom. 12:2. Expose the deeds of darkness. Eph. 5:11. "He that is not zealous against error, is not likely to be zealous for truth." J.C. Ryle 

April 18, 2015

6:31 PM - Amazing Love! How Can it Be?

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We see crosses everywhere we go now days, on church steeples, around the necks of people, everywhere, the question is, who understands the reason for this? Do you have any idea of how cruel a punishment this was? The crucifixion was meant for slaves and the extreme criminals of society (as a deterrent to others).

This form of execution was always public. It was the most shameful and disgraceful of all execution procedures and was the most painful. Typically, the Romans were known for the worst of beatings, prior to crucifixion and the majority had their legs crushed to hasten their death. The next thing was to spear the person through the chest.

Here is what amazes me: My God and Heavenly Father, being Jesus Christ, chose to die in this manner and allowed HIS creation to perform the task. Again, what part of this do you not understand? And to think God loved us that much, to allow us to punish HIM for...what crime? NO crime at all! HIS blood is on that Cross, HIS humiliation is on that Cross, HIS agony and pain.... are on that Cross -- to give us HIS precious blood to cover our sins. I can NOT think of a better way to say, “I really and truly...LOVE YOU!”

Jesus Christ...took my place in His death...HE took all of our places on that Cross, meant for you and me. We should have suffered and died there and then, NOT HIM! God created each of us and it is all of us that have sinned. We are the ones that deserve death for our sins. Jesus Christ...God...loved you and me so much that He died...in our place. He suffered the horrendous beatings, He suffered the shame and disgrace, and most of all...HE died on that Cross. It simply keeps playing, over and over again in my head.

And then to think that God only wants our love and devotion to HIM. That’s all? HE doesn’t want any more than that? There is NOTHING I can do—no works; I am not good enough for HIM to have allowed that punishment. There is NO equality here. The Lord God has already proven HIS love to you and me...but what have you done for HIM? Ask yourself, what could you possibly give to HIM that would equal repayment?

How many will give their lives to Jesus Christ? God provides HIS blood to cover your sins...and you turn your nose up at that? And you think you deserve an eternity in heaven? Blasphemy of blasphemy!

I can’t prostrate myself low enough before this loving God. I am not worthy to look at Him, I have no excuse for the sin in my life. I am condemned of my sin. I took part in HIS Crucifixion and death, actually HIS murder. I deserve HIS condemnation and I deserve the lake of fire for eternity. But there is one thing...HE died in my place...HIS blood covers my sin...through that and that alone, HE calls me home with open arms for eternity!

Every time I think on this...I am speechless...I am mindless and all I can say is, “Thank YOU Lord God for your love for me. I will follow you no matter where you lead.”

What is my life, when I consider HIS?

Full article
http://www.raptureready.com/featured/twobear/twobears218.html



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6:28 PM - The Reality of Hell

Like sin, hell is a taboo subject in our contemporary society. But disbelief in hell will no more extinguish it's reality than disbelief in gravity by some fool jumping off a building. I'm sure the rich man in hades didn't believe in it either, but he's still there waiting for a cool drop of water. Lots of "good" people go to hell. Only perfect people go to heaven. Perfected only by the blood of Jesus, though not yet complete, which so many "Christians" make light of by remaining unrepentant in a life of willful sin.

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“The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the ungodly has become a deadly opiate for the consciences of millions."
A.W. Tozer

Where will you go when you die? The world is full of people who believe they will go to heaven. Tragically, churches are also full of people who believe they are going to heaven. The truth is....heaven is one of two possible places people go when someone dies. The other place many people go when they die is hell.

Let’s face a stark reality about our day. Hell is not a popular subject, but it’s one that demands our attention. Unfortunately it is a subject rarely discussed in churches today. That is a shame...given the eternal consequences and the reality of hell.

Matthew 25:45 “Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Let’s begin by looking at what the world thinks and what a majority of churches teach about the reality of hell. Then we’ll look at what the word of God tells us about hell and how our view of hell shapes the way we live and interact with others. The world has many false notions regarding hell and here are just a few ranging from pop-cultures view right down to the average Joe on the street.

Here are some common misconceptions:

 “A loving God would never send people to a horrible place like that.”

 “I don't think I'll go to hell because I'm a pretty good person...I believe I'll go to heaven.”

Here are some quotes from famous people:

Bonnie Raitt: “Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell...spirituality is for people who have already been there.”

Mark Twain:  “I don't like to commit myself about heaven-hell, I have friends in both places.”

Katy Perry:  “I don’t believe in a heaven or a hell, or an old man sitting on a throne. I believe in a higher power bigger than me because that keeps me accountable.”

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http://www.raptureready.com/soap2/green26.html

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April 17, 2015

7:37 PM - Judge Me by This

I never apologize for or am ashamed of being a committed follower of Jesus Christ. Because of that, I face rejection quite often. If I am going to be rejected for being a Christian, I decided to make certain it is because I am guilty of being a committed one. All my friends who do not know what I stand for may as well know exactly what I believe.

When I served Satan, I was plenty proud of that position. One night I saw where I was and who I was. Further, I saw what I was going to become and where I was going to end. Then I was offered a way out and I took it. Should I be quiet about it just because someone does not believe that my experience was/is real? Here is a story that provides a good example.

A friend was walking along a small, clear, mountain stream. He came upon a dead, rotting deer lying in the water wedged between some rocks. As he continued down stream a short distance, he met a friend who was supposed to meet him to go hunting. Just as his friend knelt down to get a drink of water from the stream he shouted, “Don’t do that!” His friend replied, “Hey, I’ve been drinking from mountain streams all my life. So don’t tell me what to do.”

He didn’t say another word as his friend drank his fill, letting the water run down his beard and wetting his shirt.

As they discussed where to hunt, he suggested that they go back up stream for a bit and his friend agreed. When they came upon the deer, his friend could not contain his nausea, to put it mildly.

There are a lot of things in this temporal world that look okay and even feel great. But if you don’t know the source, why trust your life to it? If someone knows the source and tries to warn you, why rely on lack of knowledge or experience to reject the warning.

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http://www.truthkeepers.com/?page_id=502

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7:34 PM - The Problem with Discernment

Here is a sticky note to folks who have accepted heretics and their heresy.  People with the gift of discernment are not going away until Christ comes to get His Bride.  The reason is because God is love.  The prophet, as harsh as he may seem and as hated as he often is, is a product of God’s love.  The discerning Christian who dares to call out the heretic and his or her heresy is a manifestation of God’s love.  However, just as the child that has been disciplined by a parent cries out, “You hate me!” the deceived views as hate God’s loving attempt to set them free from the bondage of deception.  Satan makes certain of that!

Full commentary
http://www.truthkeepers.com/?p=770

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3:10 PM - America's Churches Condemn Themselves

Divorce, porn use, and teen pregnancy in the Bible Belt is reportedly the highest in the nation. Of course there is more to the story but what good are churches doing in their communities?

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ARE THE CHURCHES DOING IT TO THEMSELVES?

“The standard is not man’s fallen nature, but the risen Christ!”

Last week, I shared with you how perfection was both expected and mandated of those who guard the Tomb of the Unknown Solider before one could take the position, and rightfully so. These are those who stand guard over the men and women who have sacrificed themselves, in the hundreds of thousands, to preserve the freedoms that we now possess (John 15:13).

This is how they honor the dead. How much more honor should be shown to the living? (Revelation 1:18)

In strong contrast to those who guard the Tomb of the Unknown, the professed church in America, to their everlasting shame, makes excuses as to why they just cannot overcome (Isaiah 30:1; 1 Peter 1:23).

Apparently, these professors did not hear Christ when He said, “Go and sin no more (John 8:11).”

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. -1 John 5:4

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. -Romans 8:37

Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. -1 John 3:9

These Scriptures are as foreign to the modern professors of Christianity as is a foreign language (1 John 1 4:5-6).

These are the same people that talk much of grace, but know nothing of it. You might see these people driving down the street with bumper stickers that say such things as “Christians aren’t perfect, just forgiven.” Yet, when we look at Scripture, we find that it tells us that where sin abounds, grace does much more abound (Romans 5:20). So, I put forth the question to those who remain in their sins, for which they are unrepentant? Where is the grace?

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http://www.newswithviews.com/Bradlee/dean218.htm

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2:55 PM - America's Hypocrite Christians

Kent Hovind Will Face A New Trial

The depth of Hovind's support is somewhat questionable. Despite many appeals they were not able to put a lot of "boots on the ground" in Pensacola during the last trial and when it comes to the thriving church community in Pensacola, Kent Hovind appears to be a prophet with no honor in his own country. A full pardon petition on We the People has gathered 683 signatures in the week that it has been up. [It did gather close to 2000 signatures but was closed for failure to meet signature requirements.]

Full story
http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterjreilly/2015/03/20/breaking-kent-hovind-will-face-a-new-trial/

Pensacola "Christians" bow to Caesar and abandon Hovind
7 minutes
https://youtu.be/bg2OLOLw30M

Pensacola is also the home of Pensacola Christian College. In my view Hovind can be likened to the Old Testament prophets who when preaching the truth were hated so much. The acknowledgement of truth requires action and few Christians want to do something radical like stand up for truth when the world is against it.

The real reason Hovind is a political prisoner
https://youtu.be/ATSYYaPWc3g

Hovind's Facebook support page has a mere 387 likes. Many, if not most, of the posts seem to be hateful rather than supportive.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kent-Hovind-and-Jo-Hovind-v-USA-IRS/339508739517135

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11:11 AM - More Signs of the End

ROMAN CATHOLIC AND BILL GAITHER CREATING THE SOUND TRACK FOR THE ONE-WORLD CHURCH (Friday Church News Notes, April 17, 2015, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - Matt Maher, a Roman Catholic contemporary worship musician, describes himself as a "musical missionary." His goal is to bridge Protestantism and Catholicism. Christianity Today, which has never seen an ecumenical bridge it didn't appreciate, says "Maher is bringing his music--and a dream of unity into the Protestant church" ("Common Bonds," CT, Oct. 27, 2009). Maher says that touring with people like Michael W. Smith is producing ecumenical unity because people come to the concerts and find themselves standing beside a priest or nun, and they learn that "we're all in this family together." Now Maher is widening his ecumenical circle to include the gullible world of Southern Gospel.

THE HOLLYWOOD CROWD WILL REGRET PLAYING AROUND WITH THE HOLY  THINGS OF GOD (Friday Church News Notes, April 17, 2015, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - Since Mel Gibson's blockbuster The Passion of the Christ and the History Channel's The Bible, Hollywood has seen the light that "faith based" themes can rake in serious bucks from America's shallow and oh-so-gullible Christians. The latest effort is Warner Brothers' Apostle Paul, starring Hugh Jackman, who will also produce the movie along with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Jackman, who has starred in the R-rated X-Men and Wolverine, renounced his Christian father's faith in Christ for transcendental meditation.

Articles continued at
http://www.wayoflife.org/friday_church_news/16_16.php

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9:31 AM - Modern Praise and Worship Music and the Way of Cain

Has Praise And Worship Music in Church Become a Cain Sacrifice to God?

We know from the Bible that Cain did not present a sacrifice that God honored or accepted. Is there any hint in scripture when God no longer accepts the music we sing to Him during the week? Yes, it details this in the book of Amos.

Amos 5:21-23 "I hate, I despise your feast days, And I do not savor your sacred assemblies. Though you offer Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them , Nor will I regard your fattened peace offerings. Take away from Me the noise of your songs, For I will not hear the melody of your stringed instruments."

Amos 6:5-7 "Who sing idly to the sound of stringed instruments, And invent for yourselves musical instruments like David; Who drink wine from bowls, And anoint yourselves with the best ointments, But are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph. Therefore they shall now go captive as the first of the captives, And those who recline at banquets shall be removed."
(note-The ruin of Joseph may refer to the societal disintegration in Israel, or to the effects of the impending judgment.) This could also be in line with Gods judgement on His church which has strayed far from Him.

Many factors to address here.

We know that Cains sacrifice was not acceptable to God because it was not the right sacrifice. But in Amos day we see God not even accepting the right sacrifice because Gods people had their priorities out of line.

I will for the most part address music and praise and worship bands in the church in this article. Christian music as a whole has drifted so far away from God its really not even worth talking about.

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http://simplyagape.blogspot.com/2008/01/has-christian-music-become-cain.html

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9:28 AM - Quote for Today

"When one reads after a liberal churchman, the impression is given that it is only out of touch conservative musicians who start or get involved in worship wars. Conservatives did not initiate worship wars but rather it was liberal church musicians who demanded that drastic changes be made in public worship."
Garen L. Wolf 

"It seems to me that it is only Christian musicians who have trouble distinguishing between the sacred and profane when it come to their musicing."
Garen L. Wolf 

I stumbled on to this blog one day. This man is to be commended for standing up for righteous music in our day of apostasy.
http://musicgarenlwolf.blogspot.com/

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9:06 AM - If the Foundations be Destroyed

Confronting Contemporary Christian Music
by H. T. Spence

A plain account of Contemporary Christian Music, its history, philosophy, and future; highly researched, with convincing evidence.

The title of the book, Confronting Christian Contemporary Music, may seem somewhat forthright. But we are living in a time when this music has the manner of Goliath, the uncircumcised Philistine, coming before the Camp of God. As young David of old, the giant CCM must be confronted with the stones from the brook of God's Word. It is not only a philosophical battle; it is a spiritual one. May God dispel the fear and timidity among His people, so that they may rise up and confront this carnal, uncircumcised music invading our churches, for it is bold in its sounds and unseparated in its message.

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Contemporary Christian music—it is the innovation of the hour in our age of church history. It has taken the Bible-believing church by storm. When a fundamental church adopts CCM as its musical style, it always moves into the new evangelical orbit. Where CCM comes, new evangelism follows, as certainly as the tail follows the dog. Reverent worship disappears, sound doctrine declines, and holy living is despised. Why is it so? This volume will give you the answer.

When I began to read the manuscript, I was finishing a twenty-two-week journey through the Book of Revelation in my preaching. In a ministry of forty-five years, this was my fourth detailed exposition of that Book. The realities of the Anti-Christ's coming kingdom, the evil spiritual Babylon of chapter 17, and the worldly Babylon of chapter 18 were certainly clearer than they were forty-five years ago. It is obvious that we are living in that age where world history is rushing to the conclusion of which John wrote. I believe that Dr. Spence has insight of the Lord in relating rock music to Revelation.

My father always said, "God's answer in a crisis is usually a man." He illustrated that truth with men like Moses, Elijah, and Paul. Dr. Spence points out that Satan has counterfeited this principle in his demonic enterprise. Satan has his men for the age just as God does. This is a truth which few have seen. Dr. Spence demonstrates the truth that the rock musicians of our age are a part of Satan's plan for attacking our culture, destroying logic, and preparing the world to accept the Anti-Christ.

Most of us have read a number of books on rock music. They present the raunchy history of a depraved musical form. Dr. Spence relates the history of rock music in several chapters. However, his point is not to show how bad it is, but to demonstrate how the development of this music has evolved to include all of the necessary themes to make it the consort of the one world church, the end-time opposition to God, and the worship of a man.

Yes, this is another book on contemporary music. But, it is not the same as most of the others. It takes its time in getting to the point by laying a biblical foundation and then tracing the extensive genealogy of CCM. It identifies the major writers and performers in the field. It names names. When the whole subject is before you, it looks at the problem through scriptural and eschatological eyes. In so doing it will open your eyes to a present danger which desires to claim your church.

More
http://www.foundations.edu/bookstore/item_details.php?Section=Books&ItemNum=28
also available at amazon

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8:58 AM - New Research Shows Cops Kill 1000 Americans Yearly

Research: Cops KILL THOUSANDS More Americans Than Terrorists

An estimated SIXTEEN THOUSAND Americans killed by police in past 15 years

The level of police killings only appears to be escalating into an epidemic. It is indicative of an endemic societal divide between Americans and their  government (yes police work for the government).

So are you still afraid of phantom ISIS camps on the border? Or does being shot dead merely for having a broken tail light seem a more realistic threat?

Details
http://www.infowars.com/research-cops-kill-thousands-more-americans-than-terrorists/

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8:57 AM - Nevada Judge Nullifies Third Amendment

Judge opens door for cops to storm your home

The Third Amendment, which guards against the quartering of soldiers in citizens' homes – and which came into being because of the abuse of British troops against American patriots – has just been dinged by a judge who ruled the provision doesn't apply to police.

More
http://www.wnd.com/2015/04/cops-can-storm-homes-court-suggests/

Cop's New Weapons to Fight Americans
http://www.wnd.com/2015/04/blinded-by-laser-armed-cops-scared-yet/

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April 16, 2015

10:02 AM - Dumping the Gospel for an Earthly Kingdom

I can see Alex Jones and many others in the liberty movement readily going along with the plan which is described in this article. The fact is they are already united with it knowingly or not.

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As America is fast approaching another presidential election year, Dominionist/Kingdom Now political and religious figures are joining forces with evangelical Christian groups. While having concern for the state of America is more than legitimate, will Christians replace commitment and loyalty to the Gospel for commitment and loyalty to a dominionist agenda? If they do, they will learn the hard way that compromise and a "whatever it takes" attitude will do more harm to the cause of Jesus Christ than good.

This article is not a statement that Christians should not be involved in or concerned about the political state of their countries. Rather, the intention of this article is to exhort believers to use discernment in understanding the times in which we live. It is to show how a present ecumenical, dominionist movement (that is heading toward a one-world religion to "establish the kingdom of God on earth") is operating and deceiving many Christians. As Christians, we are to be witnesses for Jesus Christ and His Gospel message of salvation. But today, many Christians may be on the brink of buying into a plan that will ultimately create a global religion and global government.

The Dominionist/Reclaiming our Culture mind-set is a dangerous path that leads, not to biblical truth, but rather to an ecumenical, Road to Rome, "Army for God" that will attempt to force culture to be "Christian" (something Jesus Christ or the disciples never mandated) and will end up leading all down that Road to Rome and eventually into a one-world religion and one-world  government.

Full article
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/

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10:00 AM - Congress Fears the Light of Truth

Yes, there is a lot of disinformation on the internet but at least it's not 98% or more lies like the government and it's mass media outlets disseminates. That's why these criminals will eventually take control of the internet and censor all truth. Creatures of darkness can't stand light. These people are in a conspiracy with Satan for world dominion and will stop at nothing to achieve their goal.

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Bloggers, conspiracy theorists and people who challenge establishment narratives on the Internet were all likened to ISIS terrorists during a chilling Congressional hearing which took place yesterday.

More
http://www.infowars.com/bloggers-compared-to-isis-during-congressional-hearing/

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April 15, 2015

6:43 PM - Quotes for Today

“It is my opinion that tens of thousands of people, if not millions, have been  brought into some kind of religious experience by accepting Christ and they  have not been saved.”
A.W. Tozer
 
"You cannot use a method that is fundamentally self-centered to invite people into a moral universe that is fundamentally God-centered."
Dwight L. Moody

"Idolatry is not simply worshiping a stone image, but idolatry is any concept of God that reduces God to less than who He really is".
A.W. Tozer

"If you're a genuine Christian, worldly pleasures are no longer pleasures to you and the very tasting of them makes you feel sick since the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit has caused you to be Born Again as a new creation with new appetites that desire to live a life that is pleasing to God. God causes you to go from being dead to alive. Is Jesus Christ the born again passion of your heart? Have you had a supernatural change of life or was it merely a new destiny you were looking for? The question is not do you desire to go to heaven, the question is do you desire Jesus Christ? [The Christ of the Bible, not the new age, good buddy, emerging church Jesus the world has created in it's own image.]
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9:53 AM - How Churches Betrayed America and Sold Out to Satan

Read the first article then the second.

The Greatest Hoax
The following article, from TIME Magazine, March 16, 1942 reports on a gathering by the Federal Council of Churches bowing to the New World Order crowd. It certainly drives the point home and sheds some light on "what's wrong with our churches".
The conference met during the heat of WWII and wouldn't discuss the war because, "... the Federal Council felt that, since five of its other commissions are directly connected with the war effort, the conference's concern should be with plans for peace".... then - the United Nations was fraudulently foisted on America - and the people of the world - for that matter.
It's relevant to note that John Foster Dulles was chairman of the Federal Council of Churches' Commission on a Just and Durable Peace and John Foster Dulles chaired the conference in question. [Dulles was one of Billy Graham's illuminati friends - blog editor]
http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/hoax/time42.htm#.VS5mJnHw9G4

Betrayal By America's Churches - Much Worse Than People Know
http://www.rense.com/general96/betrayalchrchs.html

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9:52 AM - Cannibalism in America

Sickening: Major food corporations use tissue from aborted babies to manufacture flavor additives in processed foods

Every time you purchase mass-produced processed "food" from the likes of Kraft, PepsiCo, or Nestle, you're choosing, whether you realize it or not, to feed your family not only genetically engineered poisons and chemical additives, but also various flavoring agents manufactured using the tissue of aborted human babies.

It's true: A company based out of California, known as Senomyx, is in the business of using aborted embryonic cells to test fake flavoring chemicals, both savory and sweet, which are then added to things like soft drinks, candy and cookies. And Senomyx has admittedly partnered with a number of major food manufacturers to lace its cannibalistic additives into all sorts of factory foods scarfed down by millions of American consumers every single day.

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http://www.naturalnews.com/049367_aborted_babies_flavor_chemicals_food_corporations.html

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April 14, 2015

1:45 PM - The Music of the Laodicean Church

I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of my mouth. Because you say, 'I am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing;' and don't know that you are the wretched one, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.
Revelation 3:15-17 

A large percentage of Contemporary Christian Music artists worship a rock & roll party Christ.

In his Live ... Radically Saved video Carman says, “Jesus is always cool; He's got his thing together.” Carman blasphemously imitated the Lord Jesus walking along in a hip-jive manner, doing “the Messiah walk.” In Resurrection Rap, Carman portrays Jesus as a street hippie. In The Standard album, he calls Jesus “J.C.”; and in “Come into This House” on the Addicted to Jesus album, Carman speaks of “Jammin' with the Lamb.”

Petra claims that “God gave rock and roll to you/ Put it in the soul of every one.”

In “Party in Heaven” the Daniel Band sang, “The Lamb and I are drinkin' new wine.”

Phil Driscoll says, “God is the King of Soul; He's the King of all rhythm” (quoted by Tim Fisher, Battle for Christian Music, p. 82).

Messiah Prophet Band says, “Jesus is the Master of Metal,” and Barren Cross says, “Better than pot, Jesus rocks.”

John Fischer described God as puffing on a cigar and swaying to rock music.

“‘Wait a minute Kid' [supposedly this is God speaking to Fischer]. Leave it [the radio] on. You know, I kind of like this stuff [rock].' I watched in shock as He smiled at me through a casual puff of cigar smoke and swayed His head ever so slightly with the music” (Contemporary Christian Music Magazine, July 1984, p. 20).

J. Lee Grady, editor of Charisma magazine, a big promoter of Christian rock, says Jesus enjoys dancing with the angels and “grooving to the sound of Christian R&B pumped out of a boom box” (Charisma, July 2000). He makes the pretentious claim that worship music in heaven will feature “a dozen Hammond-B3 organs and a procession of hip-hop [rap] dancers.” Not content with this brazen claim, Grady tells us that Jesus Christ “loves all music—even the funkiest” and that Jesus Christ enjoys dancing with the angels and “grooving to the sound of Christian R&B [rhythm and blues] pumped out of a boom box.” Grady mocks traditional hymns as “dirge-like,” something only for “grandmothers.”

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http://www.wayoflife.org/index_files/the_rock_and_roll_party_christ.html

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10:31 AM - Exchanging the Word of God for Doctrines of Demons

Christian Pastors and Leaders – Exchanging the Word of God for a "New" Way of Doing Things

The church of today is very much astir. Everywhere we turn, embellishments are being added to Christianity as if to improve it. The old ways do not seem to satisfy anymore. A great influx of new teachings and practices have exchanged the God of old as depicted in the pages of the Bible with a deity much more palatable to the post-modern mind. Brennan Manning illustrates this when he stated in one of his books, " . . . the god who exacts the last drop of blood from His Son, so that His just anger, evoked by sin, may be appeased is not the God revealed by and in Jesus Christ. And if he is not the God of Jesus, he does not exist." This "progressive" contemplative/emerging church has gone so far as to place in pulpits men who blaspheme God and who deny the atonement. But let us step back for a moment to see how emerging thought has developed. Such a statement did not come out of the blue, but as Ray Yungen suggests, a "creeping" effect made it all possible.

Over the years, Christian leaders and pastors have stopped defending the faith and have exchanged the Word of God for things that outwardly appear very spiritual and promise a "quantum leap" into a "new spirituality." Though there have always been those who deny Christ's substitutionary death on the Cross, most of this kind of thought and teaching has been kept out of the evangelical/Protestant church. But as the walls of biblical truth were gradually torn down, it is no longer unusual to hear this kind of teaching in Christian colleges and seminaries. Much of what we see today began with men who pioneered the way to apostasy, then as a domino effect these ideas caught on and accelerated to the unbiblical thoughts and teachings we are witnessing
in so many Christian circles today.

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http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=17222

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10:27 AM - Is All Christian Music Acceptable to God?

Turn aside from Me the noise of thy songs, Yea, the praise of thy psaltery I hear not.
Amos 5:23

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10:26 AM - CCM's Rock & Roll Jesus

THE ROCK AND ROLL PARTY CHRIST OF CCM (Friday Church News Notes, April 3, 2015, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - A large percentage of Contemporary Christian Music artists worship a rock and roll party Christ. The Eternal Jam Machine, which collaborated with Crystal Nicole in the newly released “I'm All Yours,” is built on the concept that heaven will be an everlasting rock party. Their first song, “Dancing in Heaven,” was advertised as follows: “God hereby invites you to the biggest welcome home party the world has ever known, with DJ Jesus in heaven. ... Eyes have not seen and ears have not heard a party like this before.” The party-dude Jesus is not the Jesus we see in Scripture. Jesus is indeed a friend of sinners. He came to seek and to save that which was lost, but Jesus is not worldly cool in any sense. Jesus' disciples are not rock party dudes. There is no evidence that Jesus' close friends Mary, Martha, and Lazarus were rock party people. When they were with Jesus, it wasn't party time; it was time to be discipled (Luke 10:39). The Jesus we see in Scripture warned all men to repent and “go and sin no more” and spent a lot of time describing the horrors of hell and warning men in the sharpest language not to go there, which would put a halt to any worldly party (Lk. 13:5; Mk. 9:43-48)! Rob Williams of the Eternal Jam Machine describes the philosophy as follows: “Just because you are a Christian does not mean that your life has to be boring as though everything cool about you should be held back or denied. The truth is that your life should be the complete opposite of boring. God has a desire for his children to know that they are made in HIS image which means you ARE cool. God created cool and He gave each of us gifts to use and not to keep hidden for ourselves. God's ‘cool' is limitless and as His children we can inherit the character of God. He wants us to have fun and celebrate life in relationship with HIM, our Creator” (“Vision behind Eternal Jam Machine,” eternaljammachine.com). We don't see this in the New Testament, not in the life of Christ in the Gospels, nor in the book of Acts, nor in the Epistles. While the Christian life is anything but boring, it doesn't have any element of “cool,” which is a concept derived from the world's pop culture. Jesus never hosted a dance party for the disciples. The disciples didn't celebrate Christ's resurrection with a dance party. They didn't have a dance party in the upper room while waiting for the coming of the Spirit. They didn't celebrate Pentecost with a dance party. What we see in Scripture is the call to walk as pilgrims in a fallen world filled with spiritual and moral danger, to separate from the evil things of the world (1 Jn. 2:15-17), to avoid being a friend of the world which is called spiritual adultery (Jam. 4:4), to avoid even the appearance of evil (1 Th. 5:22), to have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness (Eph. 5:11), to live a life of self-denial (Mat. 16:24), etc. At the heart of the battle about music in the churches is the very character of God.

excerpted from Friday Church News Notes
Volume 16, Issue 14 - April 3, 2015
http://www.wayoflife.org/friday_church_news/16_14.php

Eternal Jam Machine- Dancing In Heaven Lyric Video
This video is followed by more like it. These people have absolutely no concept of what heaven is like and who it is for. They would never be satisfied in the real one and are in for a rude awakening if they don't repent of their sin.
https://youtu.be/52KkvitIiAI

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10:24 AM - We Call This Music From Hell

From Russia with love.
5 minutes
https://youtu.be/A9IWyOUeIlI

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10:23 AM - How to Butcher a Sacred Hymn

The group Avalon shows how they do it to The Solid Rock.
https://youtu.be/NM7vodGhOaE

Avalon: Unchristian "Christian" Entertainers
http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%20America/CCM/avalon.htm

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10:21 AM - The Titanic is Sinking

All the Christian political activism in the world isn't going to save America. When the ship is already close to being submerged you don't try to patch the leaks, you try to save those you can. The world government of Antichrist is fast approaching with America leading the way. When God said it would be a worldwide government he meant what he said, no exceptions. Bible prophecy is simply pre-written history and nothing can change it.

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“When the church takes a stance that emphasizes political activism and social moralizing, it always diverts energy and resources away from evangelization. Such an antagonistic position toward the established secular culture invariably leads believers to feel hostile not only to unsaved government leaders with whom they disagree, but also antagonistic toward the unsaved residents of that culture – neighbors and fellow citizens they ought to love, pray for and share the gospel with. To me it is unthinkable that we become enemies of the very people we seek to win to Christ, our potential brothers and sisters in the Lord.”
John MacArthur

No Matter Who Wins the White House, the New Boss Will Be the Same as the Old Boss

By John W. Whitehead
April 13, 2015

“What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It’s not good at much else.”—Author Tom Clancy

The American people remain eager to be persuaded that a new president in the White House can solve the problems that plague us. Yet no matter who wins this next presidential election, you can rest assured that the new boss will be the same as the old boss, and we—the permanent underclass in America—will continue to be forced to march in lockstep with the police state in all matters, public and private.

Indeed, as I point out in my new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, it really doesn’t matter what you call them—the 1%, the elite, the controllers, the masterminds, the shadow government, the police state, the surveillance state, the military industrial complex—so long as you understand that no matter which party occupies the White House in 2017, the unelected bureaucracy that actually calls the shots will continue to do so.

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https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/no_matter_who_wins_the_white_house_the_new_boss_will_be_the_same_as_the_old




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April 12, 2015

9:29 PM - How's Your Spiritual Warfare Going?

As Christians we acknowledge the fact of spiritual warfare. We understand that this is the world we live in. Yet I wonder if we're always aware just how close and personal it is. We're often tired of running our races and we tend to lose our focus. However, the enemy never relaxes. He is always up close and personal.

Skeptics will naturally laugh at spiritual warfare; picturing Christians hunting for demons in every corner and closet of their households. I can understand that.

I was a skeptic when the demons came knocking on my door. Back then I meditated daily and had all sorts of neat positive experiences chalked up. I don't think I even believed in a literal devil or ghosts for that matter.

Then one night I got up out of bed to go to the bathroom and sensed a presence which scared me in a way which I hadn't experienced before.

At that time I was regularly lifting heavy weights and proud of my strength. I would have been less scared had I discovered a burglar in my house. This happened more than once and I knew enough to invoke the name of Jesus Christ. Each time I did so, the presence vanished. Other former New Age Christians have had similar experiences. Satan is real and so are his demons.

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http://www.omegaletter.com/articles/articles.asp?ArticleID=8027

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9:27 PM - 666 Has Begun

With ever continuing forward progress toward the mark of the beast we must be getting awfully close to the tribulation, It is my understanding the mark of the beast won't be initiated until midway through. Will some marking begin before the actual mark is required? After all the actual mark is not just an economic requirement but spiritual as well in which one gives religious allegiance to the Antichrist. Whatever the case the rapture is even closer.

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Published on Mar 6, 2015
InfoWars.com Darrin McBreen explores the coming of the Mark of the Beast. RFID microchips implanted under the skin and wearable technology (Smart Tattoos) will soon be mandatory. Meanwhile the European Union and U.S. Cybercom develop plans for a worldwide standardized Internet ID system. Will you accept the mark of the beast?
20 minutes
https://youtu.be/YKsR50DKXwY

Creepy "Mark of Beast" Commercial with "666"! (2015)
5 minutes
https://youtu.be/ynKWDSDTLNo

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10:42 AM - Bible Verses for Today

Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.

Those who are far from you will perish;
you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.
But as for me, it is good to be near God.
I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge;
I will tell of all your deeds.

Psalm 73:25-28

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April 11, 2015

8:15 PM - Personal Note

With the departure of cold weather, generally speaking I will have less free time indoors resulting in less internet and blog activity. While I don't intend to stop there will be more days when I won't post anything, depending of course on the weather and state of my health from day to day. We're still getting a number of rainy days when I can't work out. I do have a number of drafts ready to post though. 

There is always too much for me to do outside but I'd rather have too much than too little. Outdoor activity is a great stress reducer. And besides I need a break from all the wickedness of daily news. I just wish I wouldn't overdo it when I feel like outdoor work.

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8:12 PM - Until You've Known The Love of God

Words and music by Rusty Goodman. This came out in the late 60's or early 70's. It's such a beautiful song with real meaning. The video unnecessarily continues without music at the end of the song.


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7:48 PM - Homosexual Totalitarianism and the Coming Persecution of Christians

Homosexuals and their supporters that vocalize and legislate against intolerance and bogotry are the most intolerant and bigoted of all people. Hypocrites to the core! The intolerance of Bible believing Christians and truth by those that hate God is close to reaching the boiling point. I find it quite interesting that the leadership of Nazi Germany was heavily infested with homosexuals. And America parallels Nazi Germany in so many ways, not to mention the thousands of Nazi's brought home after the war.

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Hatred of the Gospel is boiling over into the vilification of Christians. State violence won't be far behind, history teaches.

If you have been following mass media over the past few days, you will have learned from an economist at the U.S. Department of Labor that defenders of religious freedom are “Nazis.” Take a moment to ponder that assertion. Roll it around in your head for a while. You’ll be hearing a lot more fighting words as we enter the next phase of Christian life in America.

Sample the hate that has been spewed at the state of Indiana in the past week, and faithful Christians in recent years, by gay activists and their allies. We are “bigots,” “Neanderthals” and “haters,” whose views must be ritually rejected by anyone hoping to keep a job in today’s America — even in a Catholic high school. Where will this end? Is there a logical stopping point for this aggression, where Christians are left in peace?

History teaches that mass vilification rarely stops short of spilling blood. The French Jacobins who spent the 1780s slandering the clergy in pornographic pamphlets went on in the 1790s to slaughter Christians by the hundreds of thousands. The Turks paved the way for killing a million Armenian Christians with a wave of propaganda. The Bolsheviks followed their “anti-God” crusade of the 1920s with starvation camps and firing squads. The Communist governments of Eastern Europe obeyed the same script, as scholar Anne Applebaum documents in her sobering study The Iron Curtain. The Hutu government of Rwanda prepared for its assault on the once-powerful Tutsis by incessantly describing them as “cockroaches” on radio broadcasts, which triggered a genocide.

If the media, the law and our elite institutions succeed in lumping Christian sexual morals in with white racism, how long will it be before believing Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox (and many religious minorities) find themselves labeled as members of “extremist sects,” no more to be trusted with the care of their own children than the Branch Davidians were?

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https://stream.org/gay-totalitarianism-coming-persecution-christians/

John Zmirak: Freedom Loving Americans Must Stand Up to Homosexual Tyranny Now or Lose Liberty Tomorrow
22 minutes
https://youtu.be/DwEeeJqVOQE

Homosexual admits - Gay ‘marriage’ is really about ‘incremental totalitarianism’
Jun 20, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The homosexual lobby’s effort to redefine marriage "is a form of incremental totalitarianism," a self-described gay man told LifeSiteNews at the second annual March for Marriage in Washington, D.C.
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/abstinent-gay-man-gay-marriage-is-really-about-incremental-totalitarianism

WorldNetDaily: Gay Rights Laws Will 'Outlaw' Christianity, Usher In Communist-Style Totalitarianism
Notice the source of this article, a branch of People For the American Way, anti-Christian and anti-American.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/worldnetdaily-gay-rights-laws-will-outlaw-christianity-usher-communist-style-totalitarianism

Welcome to The Pink Swastika - Homosexuality in the Nazi Party, 5th (Internet) Edition.
www.thepinkswastika.com/

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