President, King, Fool or Something Else

November 6th, 2010

obama

  • a fleet of 34 warships, including 2 aircraft carriers
  • 250 U.S. business executives
  • 6 university presidents
  • 9 passenger aircraft
  • 45 armored limousines
  • 30 elite sniffer dogs
  • 10,000 or more Indian police and military members
  • 1 American president and his family
  • 3 days in Mumbai

The cost? Nobody knows for sure, the White House is mum. Some have claimed $200 million per day! Regardless, it’s all on borrowed money. The problem is, nobody will loan the U.S. anymore. So to finance our debt, we buy our own treasuries. That means you and I pay for this trip.

The result? The American people are being taxed an additional $600 billion this week! Yep, by the end of November, today’s dollar will buy 20% less than it does today.

Hmmm…

One interesting thing in the article I noticed from The Daily Mail. Not only is there a vast display of military might that goes before this president… but he is to travel in a secure vehicle named “the beast.” Interesting name, that.

He is the president of the United States, who at times acts foolishly, and then again, like royalty. But then, I can’t help thinking about the name of that car.

Pray for the president, our congress and other officials. Pray first that they are saved, and ask for them to have wisdom, and to use the wisdom in righteousness.

Pastor Troy Gramling – 9 Minutes to Share 1 Thing

November 5th, 2010

 

Hmmm… stumbled upon this today.

I got a few immediate observations and it’ll take us about 1 minute to go through them.

Look at 1 Thessalonians 5:22.

Abstain from every form of evil.

The skull and crossbones does it for me. It is not very attractive, and immediately connotes evil, it screams STAY AWAY! I know it’s popular, but these things have sinister meanings. Is this attractive and approachable, or worse, just trying to be relative to the culture?

And while we are on that subject, Romans 12:2.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Leader, especially pastors should especially heed the admonitions in scripture against conformity and evil, just saying. This includes personal decorum and MODESTY so as NOT to bring undue attention to yourself.

We have become so “seeker” sensitive, we have lost biblical discernment. (BTW Romans 3:11 says there is no such thing as a seeker.) We have forgotten to look in the mirror God gives us… His Word, and then APPLY it to our lives, including our dress!

It is an interesting case study in subtle yet evident personal pride and conformity, considering the subject of the video. This is exactly what Jesus warned us about in Matthew 24:24 and Revelation 3:17-18.  There is a subtle attack on the church, and it is coming from everywhere, but the most pernicious subtlety is from the inside. Paul said this subtle attack would come from leaders in the church.

But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough. Indeed, I consider that I am not in the least inferior to these super-apostles. Even if I am unskilled in speaking, I am not so in knowledge; indeed, in every way we have made this plain to you in all things. (2 Corinthians 11:3-6)

You’ll put up with it, and before you know it, you will be led astray. Be a Berean. Look in your bibles, see to it that which these “teachers” proclaim, in thought, deed or word aligns with what the Bible says.

But good news, Jesus is proclaimed at 8:30! The question is, which Jesus?

Catholic Cleric: Jesus Cancelled Biblical ‘Chosen People’

October 25th, 2010

In an article posted here recently, the Catholic Church has once again abandoned God’s chosen. In this very dangerous statement…

The Creator’s promise in the Bible that the Promised Land belongs to the Jewish People is no longer valid.

The Catholic Church has once again affirmed their stance and given tacit blessing to the persecutors of the Jewish people. As I see it, the covenant God made with Abraham was everlasting… in fact, it was a one-way covenant (Genesis 15:17.) This means that God would always keep it, even though man could not!

Furthermore, Genesis 13:14-15 says that the land belongs to Israel forever. This is a promise from God, not law given by Him. As such, Jesus came to fulfill the law, not to NEGATE it! The law is still valid and so are the promises.

As I see it, God is unchanging, and He never goes back on His promises. He might expand them, but His promises are FOREVER. It is easy to understand, even by a superficial reading of the book of Esther, that God does not negate His words.

The American archbishop that stated that the promise of the Creator was “abolished by the presence of Christ” could not be more mistaken. In fact, it is HERESY! Statements such as this show the dearth of knowledge of redemption in Christ present in “the (Catholic) church.”.

Not surprising, the error of replacement theology or supersessionism has been a pariah on Christendom and was foisted upon us by Catholicism. It has led to anti-Semitism. This heresy is very dangerous, and was the probable empowerment to Hitler’s “final solution.”

God most certainly is not finished with His people, Israel. They are being gathered together from the four corners of the Earth to fulfill the grand end of the ages. But sadly, this grand end of the ages, is a judgment on that unrepentant Abrahamic house.

Even more sadly, this anti-Semitic error, purported by what most outside Christendom see as “the church,” is the main stumbling block American Jews have in trusting the true church, and by extension, Jesus Christ. (Perhaps this recent post can shed some light that subject.) The true Christian church is NOT the Catholic Church, and is plainly made evident by this recent proclamation.

It is my prayer that the Catholic Church atones for its error. But, the damage may already be irreparable. Nevertheless, time marches on, Daniel’s 70th week is yet to be fulfilled. Our hope is that our Jewish brothers and sisters see the Jesus, as the Messiah, is the Final Sacrifice.

Catholic Cleric: Jesus Cancelled Biblical ‘Chosen People’ – Defense/Middle East – Israel News – Israel National News

Islam, Political Correctness, Apologies and ‘The View’

October 14th, 2010

On Thursday 14 October 2010, Bill O’Reilly appeared on the view. As the conversation turned to the subject of the Ground Zero Mosque, tempers flew!

O’Reilly is of the opinion, like most Americans that the location of the mosque is “inappropriate,” and for the exact reason he gave, O’Reilly said:

“Because Muslims killed us on 9/11. That’s why.”

After some heated words and Joy Behar rising from her seat to leave the set, Whoopi Goldberg followed. While Barbara Walters offered apologies for her co-hosts’ action, she chided Bill for being incorrect.

Interestingly, though, Walters said to O’Reilly:

“Now let me just say in a calmer voice, it was extremists. You cannot take a whole religion and demean them.”

I find that quite disingenuous, considering the intense derision of Christianity on her very show and collusion with her peers. Really Barbara? How shallow and vapid a remark, that is! Reminds me of the adage, those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Or better… Jesus in His own words, Matthew 7:3-4!

Then, something really funny happened! Bill offered an “apology,” he said:

“If anybody felt that I was demeaning all Muslims, then I apologize.”

As Whoopi and Joy returned to the set a few minutes later, Joy stated:

“We’re back because now you apologized.”

Bill did not really apologize, he placed a condition in front of it negating the apology, simply because he believes his remarks should not be offensive. But the two women were not savvy enough to understand, and accepted it as an apology.

Now that is funny! Too bad, those who practice political correctness do not understand their own self-delusion and self-imposed stupidity.

Here is a link to the clip and transcript.

Potential Church

October 10th, 2010

Something really interesting happened on 10/10/10 at 10:00 PM. Flamingo Road Church changed its name to Potential Church.

I have a few questions…

Are you not really a church, but want to be one soon?

Are you a really powerful church ready to explode?

I mean really… what is it with church names these days?

Why do churches rely on growth by programs and education of one pastor? Is it not good enough to not let man DO and solely rely upon God add to His church such as should be saved, a la Acts 2:41?

Why do churches and pastors have to PROMOTE the name of the pastor, and use them as website URLs to unify a church? Does the pastor have a brand? Are you serving your own ego?

Is there a board of elders that oversee here, like a proper New Testament church, or is it just the pastor and what he wants?

The last question I have, after having searched this website high and low tonight…

WHERE IS JESUS?

Is Potential Church so ashamed of the name of Jesus that it is nowhere to be found on the website at its inauguration?

These are questions every Christian MUST ask of their church!

Why Evolution Cannot be True

September 24th, 2010

This is a response to Dan Kuik‘s comment posted to the article Is there any hope for this generation?

I shall try to explain this the best way I can. To some it may be very difficult indeed to hear. I know there are a lot of committed Christians who are scientists, and I praise God for them. It is truly a difficult field to be called into. These scientists are not idiots, however, they may very well be deceived.

As Christians, we are not against science, either. However there are some “sciences” that are truly exist in a gray area between philosophy and science. They are mistakenly accepted as true empirical science, but are not directly observable. Among these are psychology, sociology, and evolution. These fields of research lend themselves to grand theories based on an incorrect philosophy. These philosophies are grounded in stories that may have some truth within them. But regardless of the content of some truth they are still, nevertheless, stories.

The field of science truly endeavors to make sense of creation. Yet, what began as an innocent desire by humanity to understand who we are, it has now gone awry.

That desire to understand, as innocent as it began, has given birth to delusion. This delusion is now being used to deceive people, giving them a convenient excuse to deny God and live their lives as they see fit. It infects them with the irrationality that all truth is relative. Regardless, many trod down that wide path.

This practice, unstopped, leads to destruction and sadly, death. It is this innocent desire that births delusion, then deception, in turn becoming destruction, and finally death. It is the basis for all sin.

First off, let’s establish some things 2 Timothy 3:16 says that all scripture is breathed out by God and is profitable for teaching, reproof, correction and training in righteousness. I will use scripture alone. It is the essence of instruction from a holy God.

Second, I contend that the days we live in are indeed the last days, the signs are plentiful. For my reference, I will use 2 Timothy 3:1-5.

“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. (2) For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, (3) heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, (4) treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, (5) having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

Paul goes on to say that such people are “always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.” (2 Timothy 3:7) This is because when using an incorrect philosophy as a basis, one cannot do true science. To begin with one that excludes the very Author and Creator of life will always belie the same!

One must be on guard for this delusion. Jesus Himself said “See that no one leads you astray.” (Matthew 24:4) But one strong warning comes in 1 Timothy 4:1, Paul says “in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons.” In fact Jesus, in Matthew 24:24, says the deception will be so strong “so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.” Those are some strong warnings!

But we must, as watchmen, stand on the wall and warn others. It is not our intention to “pit God against evolution.” Simply for the fact that the converse is already true, evolution has pitted itself against God. I would dare say it exalts itself against the very throne of the Most High.

Satan’s favorite tool is deception, in fact, he is called the deceiver. He also disguises himself as an angel of light, as Paul warns us in 2 Corinthians 11:14 “And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”

But as with every deception of the enemy, he loves to use it coupled with truth. But a lie, no matter how small, coupled with a truth, no matter how great, is still but a lie. Paul warns us of this by saying a little leaven leavens the whole lump. (1 Corinthians 5:6)

Through subtle deception, evolution exalts itself against some of the very foundational doctrines of the faith. I contend that evolution CANNOT be true in the light of God’s word.

There are too many to go through in a post such as this, so I will choose one.

If, as is posited by Dan, God “used” evolution JUST to create a man, that means that millions of creatures would have had to die before there was even the first man. This means that evolution must establish that man exists as a result of millions of years of death!

But, my Bible teaches me something entirely different. It tells me that man was created by the will of God from the dust of the ground. It tells me that man was created good. It also tells me in Romans 5:12 that death is the result of man’s sin! In fact, because of that first man’s sin, we all inherited that propensity.

So as I see it, man’s wisdom teaches that death brought man, but God says man brought death!

Those two ideas cannot coexist!

Therefore, evolution, as purported, cannot be true. We would have to deny sin, which brings us back to the deception. 1 John 1:8 ” If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”

Sin hardens by deceit… Hebrews 3:13. Scoffers are here and they plainly mock Christianity… 2 Peter 3:2-6. Unrighteous people suppress the truth… Romans 1:18.

We need to stand firm… 2 Thessalonians 2:15.

It is not that “Human beings have no less purpose in life,” but that One human’s purpose is then not necessary (John 3:14-17.)

When we read the bible, the warnings are plentiful. Jesus’ words in Matthew 7:21-23 are indeed truly sad. This is an admonition to examine ourselves regularly, and against the very word of God, to identify and deal with that deception. Lest we find ourselves standing in His very presence hearing those fateful words… depart from me.

Urgent Comment from Understand The Times

September 15th, 2010

A meeting held recently in Austria attended by the “elite,” has set in motion the agenda that will change the world until Jesus comes for His Church in the rapture. (I Thessalonians 4:17).

Expect three trends to happen fulfilling the 666 plan:

  1. The development of a global government. (6)
  2. The development of a global currency within a global economy. (6)
  3. The development of a global religion for peace. (6)

The “fundamental transformation” of the United States and every other country in the world has begun.

Born-again Bible believing Christians will be a remnant. Believers who follow the true Jesus and His Word will proclaim the truth in love and expose the “lie”. This will happen worldwide.

Christians can expect the following:

  1. The shocking collapse of many well respected “Christian” organizations.
  2. The development of a counterfeit bride for a counterfeit Christ (Revelation 17:1-9).
  3. Perilous times (2 Timothy chapter 3).

The counter prevention for Apostasy

  1. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. (Psalms 122:6).
  2. Read 2 Timothy 4:1-8.
  3. Pray each day to be led by the Holy Spirit. (John 16:13).
  4. Proclaim the gospel. (2 Corinthians 4:3-5).
  5. Be a watchman for Jesus Christ. (Ezekiel 3:17).
  6. Be a good servant. (2 Timothy chapter 2).
  7. Read Colossians chapters 1 though 4

Sincerely in the name of Jesus Christ,
Roger Oakland

Read the entire article here: Understand The Times, International

The Inerrancy of Scripture

August 17th, 2010

Albert Mohler sums writes on his now 60 year stance on the inerrancy of scripture. He says…

“[W]hen you encounter a present-day view of Holy Scripture, you encounter more than a view of Scripture. What you meet is a total view of God and the world, that is, a total theology, which is both an ontology, declaring what there is, and an epistemology, stating how we know what there is. This is necessarily so, for a theology is a seamless robe, a circle within which everything links up with everything else through its common grounding in God.”

You see, it is this “grounding” in God that sticks everything. If your morality is not grounded, it becomes subject to relativity. God is unchangeable. He is the uncaused. He is eternal, holy, good, just and righteous… just to start.

The bible, to me is an amazing document. It has withstood almost 2,000 years of naysayers… yet eventually, disproves them all.

So, when you compare yourself to the standard declared in just the ten commandments, how do you stack up?

I know I don’t! BUT… I thank God for a Savior Who could AND DID, thereby covering me and anyone else who places their faith in that fact!

Check out what Albert Mohler has to say about the inerrancy of scripture.

Stephen Hawking: Abandon the Earth

August 9th, 2010

Stephen Hawking in Abandon the Earth says…

“It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next hundred years,”

Yessirree… I will almost say it will be darn near impossible! We can both agree this, however, the particulars of the cause and solution are very different.

My outlook is taken from yet future events as they are recorded in the books of Daniel and the book of the Revelation. In these, is written a detailed description of coming events in a future time of great tribulation on Earth. It was also spoken of by Jesus, at length, in Matthew 13. It will be terrible to behold, let alone live through.

The escape, though, will not be on space ships… it will be a call by Jesus Himself!

You want to make sure you can hear the escape call? Check out this from Wretched Radio.

Peace!

July 8th, 2010

It is NOT THE PEOPLE I judge, but the symbol.

Like words, they have meanings, sometimes many different meanings throughout time.

But what I do know, in light of 1 John 4:1-6, we are to test the spirits. Danger lurks everywhere… while I do trust in God, it is that foothold that the enemy may get that concerns me. 1 Corinthians 5:6 also tells us to be very wary of even a little bit of leaven; I know as Christians, we are forgiven… past, present and future, but could this not be used as an entryway for something besetting?

With this seeming occult background, we must flee!  Pease consider 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, things may not be what they seem at first encounter, and this only reinforces what 1 John 4 says.

Consider the “accepted” us of the peace sign in the 1960s. It was used to protested nuclear weapons, mock western culture and Christian values. It was called the symbol of a new age of global peace and earth-centered unity. This sounds very familiar… like Gaia worship with the tacit understatement of ecumism. It is more evidence of the unworkable futility of sincrety, and the subtle attack of the enemy to delude believers.

What is the word we use today to describe those who mock and would do away with “western culture?” It is none other than multiculturalism. The usage of the symbol declared fornication, drug use and rebellion were all right!

It is said the peace sign was created by request of Lord Bertrand Russell. He headed the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. His political views mimic those of the progressives of today, including the covert anti-Semitism that flows unfettered within the ranks of the that movement. He was also a Fabian socialist, those who prefer socialism by evolution, not revolution. The Fabians are now members of Britain’s current Labor party, you know from whence former Prime Minister Tony Blair serves. He is currently working to apostate Christianity, and to reconcile all the religions of the world through the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.

Upon this testing, I see nothing good, or quite frankly, even innocuous with the symbol or its use… however, it is to the dubious, recurring, anti-Christ usage I am drawn. Anti-Christ is not to be confused with a (or the) person, just a description of something against Christ. So the water may still remain murky on this, however I will err on the side Ephesians 5:11-12 says I must.

Compellingly, I must also take into account thocoexistse new-fangled bumper stickers, you know, the ones that spell “Coexist” with symbols. It is tacitly implied that all those symbols are something vastly different than the others, comparatively. It begs the question, why is the cross and the peace sign (or any of the other symbols) juxtaposed?

This screams that the peace sign is somehow incompatible with Christianity!

What do you make of this one?tolerance

Still not convinced? Regardless of who, how or why it was created… this peace sign has ALWAYS been a symbol of rebellion! I leave one more passage for you found in 1 Samuel 15:22-23 “So Samuel said: “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.”